Engaging hearts and minds: Storytelling for values education

By Sheila Wee

2 July 2016 (Sat)
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Course Fee: $70.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $3.00

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Synopsis

In the words of an old Scottish proverb,  stories are told “eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart". It is this ability of storytelling to break through our mental barriers and reach deep inside us, that make it such a powerful tool for passing on values. This workshop will show you how you can use storytelling to impart positive values and foster the emotional and social development of children.
 
Course Outline

  • An introduction to the theory and practice of oral storytelling
  • Why storytelling is a good means of transmitting values
  • Types of stories suitable for oral telling
  • Storytelling and the development of empathy
  • One story; many meanings
  • Shaping the story and the storytelling experience to maximise the chances of your chosen meaning hitting home

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

Kinokuniya Privilege Card Members

Kinokuniya Privilege card members can enjoy 10% off the workshop fee.
Please provide your membership number and workshop title to [email protected] for the discount code before online registration.

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.