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Storytelling For A Greener World

Author : Alida Gersie
ISBN : 9781907359767
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 80.47 MB
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The what, why and how of storytelling and storywork to promote environmental mindfulness and sustainable behaviour in adults and children
Category: Technology & Engineering

Storytelling For Sustainability In Higher Education

Author : Petra Molthan-Hill
ISBN : 9781000763218
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 81.7 MB
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To be a storyteller is an incredible position from which to influence hearts and minds, and each one of us has the capacity to utilise storytelling for a sustainable future. This book offers unique and powerful insights into how stories and storytelling can be utilised within higher education to support sustainability literacy. Stories can shape our perspective of the world around us and how we interact with it, and this is where storytelling becomes a useful tool for facilitating understanding of sustainability concepts which tend to be complex and multifaceted. The craft of storytelling is as old as time and has influenced human experience throughout the ages. The conscious use of storytelling in higher education is likewise not new, although less prevalent in certain academic disciplines; what this book offers is the opportunity to delve into the concept of storytelling as an educational tool regardless of and beyond the boundaries of subject area. Written by academics and storytellers, the book is based on the authors’ own experiences of using stories within teaching, from a story of “the Ecology of Law” to the exploration of sustainability in accounting and finance via contemporary cinema. Practical advice in each chapter ensures that ideas may be put into practice with ease. In addition to examples from the classroom, the book also explores wider uses of storytelling for communication and sense-making and ways of assessing student storytelling work. It also offers fascinating research insights, for example in addressing the question of whether positive utopian stories relating to climate change will have a stronger impact on changing the behaviour of readers than will dystopian stories. Everyone working as an educator should fi nd some inspiration here for their own practice; on using storytelling and stories to co-design positive futures together with our students.
Category: Business & Economics

Dancing With Trees

Author : Allison Galbraith
ISBN : 9780750982849
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 71.92 MB
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The oral storytelling traditions of the British Isles have connected people to the land and to their plant and animal neighbours for centuries. This collection brings together story wisdom from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland that speaks to the heart of humanity’s relationship with nature. Whether it’s traditional stories about native birds and animals or tales of living in harmony with the landscapes we call home, there’s something here for everyone who believes that a more beautiful world is within our reach. Richly illustrated with thirty original drawings, these enchanting tales will appeal to everyone interested in nature and in environmental conservation and will be enjoyed by readers, storytellers and listeners time and again.
Category: Social Science

Storytellers Way

Author : Ashley Ramsden
ISBN : 9781907359644
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 30.50 MB
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Learn how to tell stories for entertainment, teaching, coaching, healing or making meaning. It contains a wealth of stories, exercises, questions, tips and insights to guide your storytelling path, offering time-tested and trusted ways to improve your skills, overcome blocks and become a confident and inspirational storyteller.
Category: Performing Arts

Desiring Dragons

Author : Kevan Manwaring
ISBN : 9781782795827
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 38.12 MB
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Author of The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien, talked of ‘desiring dragons’; that he would prefer ‘a wilderness of dragons’ to the bleak territory of the unimaginative critic. The genre of Fantasy (including Science Fiction and its various sub-genres in TV, film & computer games) has never been more popular. This book seeks to examine why this might be and why so many are tempted to write Fantasy fiction. Tolkien suggested how 'consolation' is an important criteria of the Fairy Tale: we look at how writing Fantasy can be consoling in itself, as well as a portal to Fantastic Realms for the reader. Along the way famous dragons of myth, legend and fiction will be encountered - from Grendel to Smaug. The riddles of dragons will be tackled and their hoard unlocked.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Deep Time

Author : Anthony Nanson
ISBN : 9781907359651
Genre : Fiction
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Zoologist Dr Brendan Merlie has wasted his best years in futile pursuit of imaginary creatures. He's now leading a survey of an ecological hotspot in a forgotten corner of Central Africa. Guided by the enigmatic Salome Boann, a woman strangely at ease in the rainforest, with her own reasons for being there, the team discover a `refugium' of prehistoric plant-life. Among the forest people they hear rumours of animals, too, unknown to science. Driven by civil war, and their own competing desires, Brendan and his companions enter a shifting world in which they must come to terms with the wildness within as well as the wildness around them. The deeper they travel, the more is revealed, beyond Brendan's wildest dreams.
Category: Fiction

The Horn Book Magazine

Author : Bertha E. Mahony Miller
ISBN : UOM:39015036939539
Genre : Children's literature
File Size : 39.85 MB
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Vol. 2 includes extra number, "Experimental schools in England," Jan. 1926.
Category: Children's literature

Green Electricity

Author : Kendall F. Haven
ISBN : 9781598845792
Genre : Nature
File Size : 67.59 MB
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This fascinating book explores the pros and cons of the top 25 green electricity technologies, illuminating how each technology works and detailing the key hurdles each emerging energy strategy has to overcome before it becomes a viable option. * Suggests a low or no-cost activity, research project, or demonstration that students can undertake for each energy technology topic * Contains content specifically written for intermediate and middle school audiences * Provides inquiry and discussion questions to engage students' critical thinking skills * Includes a list of "For Further Reading" suggestions with every entry
Category: Nature

Special Stories For Little Zack

Author : Hassine Saidane
ISBN : 1508490813
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 89.66 MB
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"Special Stories for Little Zack" is a collection of children's stories that can be equally enjoyed by readers of all ages. These stories report on the joys of learning and enjoying word puns, storytelling and parental love that will help children grow fonder of a less materialistic and a fulfilling way of life and love of learning. Standing on the shoulders of greater intellectual and scientist predecessors, we hope the younger generation may see farther than we did and be able to build a greener and more sustainable planet for a happy, prosperous and peaceful world.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction