What is Storytelling?

Storytelling is an ancient art, the primeval art, the basis of all communication, imagination and creativity. It has strong bonds with literature, with popular/folk culture, with heritage. It is a homage to the mother tongue, to foreign languages, to the intercultural dialogue.

Narratives are everywhere, in many artistic and socio-cultural sectors the words storytelling and narratives pop up. All have ‘a story to tell’. In this respect oral storytelling as ‘the master of narratives’ has a lot to offer to these media and sectors, and they, in return, offer new carriers and interfaces for storytellers.

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Storytelling Research

  • Storytelling in times of COVID-19

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  • A Competence Model for Oral Storytelling

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  • Applied storytelling in education

    FEST, would like to know more about the use of storytelling in teacher training and in education in Europe today. Through a survey we wish to detect needs, opportunities and collect good practice. Our findings are made available the report Applied Storytelling in education.

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