Famous Teaching Tales: Part Two
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Famous Teaching Tales: Part Two

Five super stories to tell your classes.
3.9 (41 ratings)
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Last updated 10/2018
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • By the end of the course you will know how to use these famous tales from all around the world to enliven your teaching.
Requirements
  • To take this free course you need to know how to watch videos on your personal computer.
Description

Five lectures with accompanying notes describe five stories from different cultural traditions, to give your students a taste of the wonderful richness of storytelling. Every teacher should take a little time out to pass on these five great stories to young people. The talks are based on Professor Barton's popular lectures to undergraduates at Dalhousie University 'On the Structure of Didactic Tales.'

Enjoy!

Who this course is for:
  • If you are a teacher, or planning to be one, here are ten wonderful stories for you.
Course content
Expand all 7 lectures 59:51
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:51

A preview of five important teaching tales.In this free course you may savor the stories and decide which tales might be worthy of being passed on to your students. I like all of the stories myself. Enjoy!

Preview 02:51
+ Five Wonderful Stories from Around the World
6 lectures 57:00

Bunyan was imprisoned for years and I think he wrote this adventure story in an effort to keep himself from going mad. I like the trial scene best. It makes for great amateur theatrics.

Preview 09:25

After completing this lecture and studying the accompanying lecture notes, you will be able to entertain your students with a thought-provoking teaching parable from the Dervish tradition.

The intriguing tale of the Ogre and the Sufi master.
12:20

After viewing this lecture and consulting the lecture notes you should be able to recount to your students the French story of Mount Analogue and be able to challenge your students to answer for themselves the questions put to the travelers by the mountain guide.

The mysterious tale of the invisible Mount Analogue.
11:32

When you have completed this lecture and studied the lecture notes you will be able to say in what part of Africa the Song of Lawino was written, and why. You will also be able to say who the writer was, and what official position he held.

The moving lament of the Song of Lawino.
07:54

In this lecture and the notes that go with it you will learn something of the history of dragons over the centuries and of how Anne McCaffrey broke with tradition to make the dragons in her books about The Dragonriders of Pern aloof yet friendly.

The science fiction epic The Dragonriders of Pern.
11:30

A lecture about how to tell teaching tales in an academic setting.

Telling Tales
04:19