Κυριακή, 22 Μαρτίου 2015
Storyline in Greece: a presentation for the Golden Circle Storyline Seminar in Lanark, Glasgow, March 2015
This paper aims to describe the various ways in which Storyline approach has being introduced and disseminated in Greece to pupils, to undergraduate or postgraduate students and to educators of all educational levels. In general, the Storyline principles and guidelines are applied but furthermore, some elements have been added such as the audible or visual stimuli at the beginning of the topic for introducing it and impelling the participants to release themselves and indulge in the topic.
Σάββατο, 7 Μαρτίου 2015
A Storyline entitled as "the life in a garbage bin" was being developed in a classroom of 18 children aged 4 to 6 yrs old in a greek kindergarten for five weeks last year. This book-based Storyline had been initially designed and had been suggested to the Centre of Environmental Education of Edessa in central Greece, coordinator of the national network with respect to the waste, so that the very young pupils who visit the Centre to be engaged in the network. Last year, it was being decided the Storyline approach to be implemented and specifically, the already designed Storyline to be developed in a kindergarten classroom as an Environmental Education for Sustainability program. The main aim was for the young children to be activated as citizens in order to address the problem as agents of change based on the values of sustainability. Furthermore, some of the basic goals were for the pupils to be aware of the problem of waste; to reflect on the causes and impacts of the waste; and, to be sensitized about the sustainable ways of dealing with the waste. The great enthusiasm and the substantial participation of the children proved to be the signs of their great interest and their active involvement due to their engagement to the story that the Storyline ensured. This Storyline gave chances to the children for showing and advancing a lot of their competencies in a great variety. Last but not least, the Storyline was being combined with the seasonal topics which were being taught alongside.