More than words

From Community Narrations

Aims of the activity

Understand usual narrative structures, storyboarding and involving media, as well as work and create stories by using digital audio and video tools.

Resources, Materials needed

- Paper sheet.
- Camera.

Duration in minutes

40 - 60 minutes.

Step-by-step - what has to be done

The method is based on the process of co-creation in small groups, by starting with a story idea, building a structure and characters, creating a storyboard, choosing an appropriate medium, experimenting with the medium, gathering equipment and props, filming with video equipment until three video stories are produced as the final result.

Here are the different steps:
1. Create a safe working environment, icebreaker exercises and team building.
2. Create small groups with learners with different experiences. When a lesson on a topic is completed, the group begins to withdraw into their own small setting and apply the general learning in their own projects.
3. Also within the small group setting, implement an each-one-teach-one process where learners switched roles and helped in the small groups to master the learning and project progression.

Learning Outcomes - which skills are adressed?

- Learn more about narratives, storytelling.
- Co-create narratives, but as well enable people to tell their story more effectively.
- Lead to a major self-reflective process, where individuals are encouraged to reflect on their life, without being exposed.

How do you check if the outcomes are reached?

When working especially with acting learners, it is important to underline that the process of understanding, reflecting and analysis of narrative structure is more important than the final product.

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