The TALES project investigated the educational impact of oral and digital storytelling in formal education.
It involved 8 partners -teacher trainers, story tellers and digital experts – from 7 countries across Europe.The project’s activities and outcomes included a state of the art about digital storytelling, documentation on examples of good practice and pilot studies, “stories” created by schools (age range 6-18) and, most importantly, a manual for teachers (published in November 2015).
The Languages Company worked with Goldsmiths, University of London, and the internationally renowned storyteller Shonaleigh Cumbers – one of the last traditionally trained storytellers of the Yiddish drut’syla tradition.
We carried out a pilot of storytelling in teaching primary German at a South London primary school. This is described in the Manual and illustrated in a short video on the website.
The project ran from November 2013 to November 2015.