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STORYTELLING/DIGITAL STORYTELLING as a bridge between Virtual and the Sensory

ERASMUS K1 PROJECT

This topic of this training proposal – which is very new – was born thanks to a meeting between JUMP Association and the EDU Vision team of Slovenia but also with Prof. Marina Gabelica, University of Zagreb who gave a speech during a conference titled exactly: Storytelling as a Bridge Between the Virtual and the Sensory. 

Quoting the Professor: “Storytelling is inseparable from humankind; therefore, many theorists also call the Homo Sapiens (the thinking man) Homo narrans (the story-telling man). Storytelling dates back to the very beginnings of human civilization, to the period considered the childhood of humankind. At the same time, telling fairy tales and stories is an integral part of every childhood. This is a portal through which the child enters the world of the literary world, but also the world of human experience, both the experience of civilization and the personal experience. In the act of oral narration, the boundary between the story, the storyteller, and the listener almost disappears, because the story is realized both in physical space-between the storyteller and the listener-and in virtual space, where the spoken word becomes a representation in the listener’s mind. The task of every storyteller is to tell a story in a way which would encourage the listener to let themselves go and enjoy the virtual world of the story. This process of immersion into the story will be significantly more successful if the storyteller uses techniques to evoke different sensations in the listener, thereby providing a deeper sense of immersive (co)operation. The paper will explain the importance of immersion in the encounter between the storyteller, the listener (pupil), and the story, and present several examples of how to stimulate children’s immersion and create richer representations by engaging various senses”. 

The term virtual is today often associated with digital media, to refer to an imaginary space, separated from reality. Etymologically, the word virtual comes from the Latin word virtualis (medieval version) or virtus (excellence, potency, efficiency), and refers to that “which does not exist in reality; unreal, fictional, apparent” (“virtual”, 2020). The term virtual is primarily used in semiotics and semiology to explain the process of the emergence, and subsequent use of human communication through signs, including language”.

This training investigates the new era of digital learning and digital teaching at the preschool level to foster creativity and the creation of a permanent use of “Visual Storytelling”, which can be digital and physical. If well balanced can create a more creative pedagogy and support kids to learn while producing elements of the storytelling and developing communication skills. 

Visual storytelling is extremely effective to learn a second language (English classes for example). 

Visual storytelling involves the use of various visual props – these can be static images (illustrations, paintings, etc.) or dynamic props, such as dolls that we move. Given that other special disciplines explore the potential of puppets and theater, we will explain below the use of static images as visual cues in sensory-enriched storytelling.

In this training we also combine the value of visual and sensory. Senses are raised thanks to visual storytelling without words but with the development of a new kind of language, including body language and team work. Kids learn how to recognize and develop different senses. In different phases they learn how to communicate effectively and learn new languages. 

The main goal of the training is to equip pre-school teachers with a kit of methods and tools, present online and created by JUMP for the participants, and become visual storytellers for their kids. 

LEARNING GOALS:

  • Understand storytelling connected with teaching and its benefits
  • Explore a different way to cross storytelling with visual and digital teaching
  • Foster the use of creativity, critical thinking and cross-sectorial education in pre and primary schools
  • Explore different tools, methods and activities to be developed at school combining storytelling, visual and digital elements
  • Share with other teachers the power of storytelling in pre-school and primary school education and experience together new types of international lesson plans

INFORMATION

Duration
5-12 days
Location
Soverato
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Target group

Ideally preschool teachers but all teachers at each level can be participants and the course contents can be re-adapted.

Program / Objectives

INTRO/METHOD

Like all our programs, the present one is flexible and adaptable to special requests, depending on the subject taught or on the starting level of the participant.

Furthermore, in line with the JUMP Academy method, our courses are based on a strategic balance between formal and non-formal education, indoor and outdoor education and the team takes care of a very important aspect of international mobility which is the intercultural learning which we develop with short excursions and facilitating the interaction with local partners, businesses and citizens of our territory. Each local context has its own economy so it’s always useful, in training programs, to get in contact with concrete examples (experiential learning and real based learning).

We always try to connect our learners to local teachers and students to cooperate in developing innovation and networking for future projects. If possible, inside the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing, and cooperating in the realization of one or more lessons. The proposed program JUMP works, in European dimension and with an international spirit, at the local level and, according to the period of the training along the year and the weather, it is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects).

 

WEEK DAILY SCHEDULE 

Sunday: arrival of participants, transfer and welcome. Lodging. Depending on the time, support for a quick dinner in the city, free time and rest

Monday: 09:30 am Meeting in the lobby of Villa Gabriella International, welcome, first briefing by the organizers, presentation of the team, logistics information, gadgets distribution and start of the program. Walking down to the city center. Outdoor team building game “The Mission Impossible in Soverato by JUMP”. Getting to know the important places of the city, orientation points, traditions and cultural elements, getting in contact with local citizens.

12:30 end of the morning activity

Free time for lunch or to enjoy the beach

Organized lift from the city center to the Villa.

Monday afternoon free time to recover from long trips and continue exploring the local context.

Dinner organized for all the groups in a local restaurant.

Tuesday morning. 9:30 meeting on the terrace of Villa Gabriella. First outdoor ice breaking game to get to know each other and create a good working climate.

Division in small groups and start of the indoors or outdoor sessions with the JUMP trainer.

Introduction to Module 1: The actual scenario of distance learning and emotional consequences, risks and dangers.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson.

Module 2: Discovering the research “Storytelling as a Bridge Between the Virtual and the Sensory”.

Tuesday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson. Module 3: Discovering existing tools to start a Visual and Sensory Storytelling” program at school.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 1st excursion to develop cultural knowledge, strengthen team building and socialization among participants. “Walking tour to the old village of Soverato Superiore, visit to the Church of “La Pietà” of Gagini and exploring the narrow streets. Interacting with local people.

Wednesday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson.

Module 4: Production of tools combining storytelling and visual art for my school.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson. Module 5: Practicing the tools among teachers of different nationalities.

Thursday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson. Module 6: Design my learning and teaching pathway. Teachers develop the follow up to transfer what is learnt into practice.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson. Continuation of the Module 6. More practices and lesson plans.

Friday: 09:30 – 11:00 shorter morning lesson. Module 7, Design my learning and teaching pathway. Developing transversal and innovative lesson plans. Experimenting and consolidating methods

11:00 free time to visit the local market which is nice and folkloristic. 

On Friday it’s organized an excursion in a beautiful and unique old village and we spend there or the lunch or the dinner. The staff enjoys it and there’s a professional guide with us. 

Depending on the season the excursion starts in the morning or in the afternoon. From July to September it’s usually in the afternoon-evening for the high heat. 

Saturday: 09:30 – 12:00 lesson. Closing the course: Evaluation and delivery of formal certificates/Europass and admin documents.

Saturday afternoon, free time and last moments all the participants together for socialization.

Sunday: departure of participants.

Training Modules / Learning Outcomes

TRAINING MODULES:

Module 1: The actual scenario of distance learning and emotional consequences, risks and dangers

Module 2: Discovering the research “Storytelling as a Bridge Between the Virtual and the Sensory”

Module 3: Discovering existing tools to start a Visual and Sensory Storytelling” program at school

Module 4: Production of tools combining storytelling and visual art for my school

Module 5: Practicing the tools among teachers of different nationalities

Module 6: Design my learning and teaching pathway. Teachers develop the follow up to transfer what learnt into practice

Module 7, Design my learning and teaching pathway. Developing transversal and innovative lesson plans. Experimenting and consolidating methods

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of the training week teachers will have:

  • Understood storytelling connected with teaching and its benefits
  • Explored a different way to cross storytelling with visual and digital teaching
  • Fostered the use of creativity, critical thinking and cross-sectorial education in pre and primary schools
  • Explored different tools, methods and activities to be developed at school combining storytelling, visual and digital elements
  • Shared with other teachers the power of storytelling in pre-school and primary school education and experience together new types of international lesson plans

 

Certification and number of days

JUMP certifies or 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if extra hours per day are needed. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5). 

The course can be also extended to a 2 weeks course with the options 10 days or 12 days course if asked and agreed, depending on the project of the sending organization. 

10 days are excluded the weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6). 

At the end of the training, JUMP delivers a formal certificate of attendance and the team is at disposal to fill the Europass certification document according to the EU model template and other needed documents for reporting of the sending institution.

 

Certification details

Costs

The cost is fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to associazionejump@gmail.com  to ask for information on costs and the services provided to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP. 

Services / Registration

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Locations

JUMP is based in Soverato (Catanzaro province), on the Jonian coast but the association cooperates with local partners and institutions of the surroundings towns and cities. Calabria region represents the deep South of Italy, known for the tropical climate and sandy beaches but also famous tall and green mountains.

During our trainings we also aim to make participants discovering the region, especially those old towns rich of culture, traditions, castles, small churches, narrow streets, colourful balconies, tropical flowers and local farms.

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The nearest airport to Soverato is Lamezia Terme (SUF), 30 minutes far away from Soverato. 

Our pick up is organized ONLY from and to this airport which is the biggest and the most important, connected to all the other cities in Italy and in Europe.

Many people like to stop in Rome or in Naples and take a train which is also comfortable and the journey along the coast is also pleasant (you see all the South). 

Villa Gabriella Internation

JUMP proposes to participants to be lodged by Villa Gabriella International B&B managed by our local partner C.T.E. CENTRO TERRITORIALE EUROPEO company (https://closertoeurope.com/). The Villa has 7 big and comfortable rooms continuously renovated but also preserving the typical “old times” atmosphere of a very local house of Southern beach place. The Villa has many spaces for activities, a training room, the breakfast room, the terrace and flowers all around. It’s located in a peaceful and safe district called “Cittadella” surrounded by hills of olive trees and other Villas. JUMP created a network of other similar b&b for when participants are more than 12, in order to assure the same quality with an amazing breakfast, all comforts and an international environment. Villa Gabriella is also the JUMP headquarters for the general management of our activity. The Villa is the meeting point for all guests during all trainings and it’s where we realize all project activities. 

LODGING WITH US IN SOVERATO

Thanks to the cooperation with the C.T.E. company Jump provides lodging in 2 villas and if the groups are big, we have cooperation with all the owners of b&b and bigger hotels.

A brand new local partner, an innovative company offering touristic services with another vision and perspective. Discover Calabria and enjoy the local culture making experiential learning and practical labs with local people, but also simply a more sustainable tourism at local level.

The transfer from and to the airport is provided by C.T.E

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

During our trainings and mobility projects, while hosting our international guests from all over the world, JUMP involves the local network of partners and organizes different types of activities. This is not simply tourism, this is local development. This is JUMP Educational Tourism in Calabria region!

BADOLATO
VISIT TO THE OLD TOWN
SOCIAL DINNERS
IN A OLD CELLARS WITH TRADITIONAL FOOD
CHEESE MOMENT
MAKING FRESH CHEESE
OIL PRODUCERS
GERACE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE "LOCRIDE"
PAINTING
IN THE CLOSLIEU WITH TRACCIALIBERA
VISIT TO
SCILLA, PIZZO CALABRO AND TROPEA
SQUILLACE
VISIT TO THE CASTLE WITH APERITIV AND AN ACTOR PLAYING MIDDLE AGE STORIES
CERAMIC
WORKSHOP WITH LOCAL ARTESANS
SUB
WATCHING THE BEAUTIES UNDER WATER
HORSE RIDING
ON THE BEACH
PHOTOGRAPHY
WORKSHOP
HANDMADE SOAP
WORKSHOP
BREAD-PIZZA
WORKSHOP
PICKING OLIVES
BY LOCAL OIL PRODUCERS
SUNRISE
VIDEOMAKING AND BREAKFAST
BIKE RIDING
FOR EDUCATION
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