Storytelling with Older Children: A Reflection on Practice

Wilson, Mike (2004) Storytelling with Older Children: A Reflection on Practice. Teaching and Learning, 2 (1). ISSN 1703-2598

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I started school in 1968, first in Denton, to the east of Manchester, and then a year later twelve miles away in the town of Bolton, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. It was at the time of the emergence of the alternative theatre movement in Britain, in the aftermath of the political optimism of 1968 and I was fortunate enough to attend a school in whose town the new theatre-in-education movement was thriving. I can remember a number of visits by theatre companies during my years at primary school, although after my move to secondary school at the age of eleven, there were no such visits. At that point no doubt the frivolity of theatre had to limit itself to being an extra-curricular activity, as we settled down to the more serious business of educations. At no time during my entire school career, which lasted thirteen years, did I ever encounter a storyteller. The first time I met a storyteller was shortly before coming one myself.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 1703-2598
Subjects: ?? 800 ??
Depositing User: Mike Wilson
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2014 09:42
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 13:14


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