Did I Hear You Write ? Using Storytelling to Support Children’s Creative Writing

By Sheila Wee

18 January 2014 (Sat)
2.00pm to 5.00pm

Course Fee: $75.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $3.13

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Many children enjoy listening to stories, telling stories, reading stories, but too few enjoy writing them. Discover how you can harness that enthusiasm for stories and channel it into creative writing. This workshop will show how speaking, listening and reading activities can be woven into the writing process, to engage pupils in a holistic language learning environment. This workshop is suitable for primary school language teachers, or anyone working with improving the language skills of learners at different levels.

Aims

  • How Storytelling can be used to enhance student’s creative writing skills
  • Activities that can be used in classrooms to bridge the oral and written forms of the language and improve both forms
  • Types of stories that would aid the creative writing process 

About the Trainer: Sheila Wee

Sheila Wee

Sheila Wee has been a professional storyteller for 21 years and has been running the Introduction to Storytelling Course in various forms since 1999.

Sheila’s storytelling experience is deep and wide-ranging. She has performed for thousands of preschool, primary and secondary students, curated and performed exhibit specific performances for museums, trained tourist guides and docents to use storytelling in their tours, trained teachers and lecturers to use storytelling in their teaching and corporate, military and civil service leaders in the use of storytelling as an organisational tool.

Sheila’s highly practical workshops have garnered consistently high ratings from participants. Her Singapore clients include the ECDA, MOE, National Gallery, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy–NUS, SMU, STB, MND, and Ezy-Link.

As well as running Storywise, her storytelling business, Sheila is a Director of the Federation of Asian Storytellers (FEAST), a Director of the Singapore based non-profit Story Connection and a former President and current Executive Committee member of the Storytelling Association (Singapore).

Registration Details

Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 15 – 25 pax

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.