Storytelling imbues all aspects of our lives. We turn on the TV and, before we realize, we are listening to a story. It may be fictional if we are watching a film, or it may strive to give an objective and balanced précis – a journalist’s sound bite. If we are religious, we listen to the stories of our imam, vicar or priest and return home to relish the daily happenings of our loved ones as they recall their events of the day. We swim amongst stories.
In relation to working with children and young people in development, I am not convinced that the uses of storytelling have been thoroughly explored. Part of the problem is that it’s just not taken seriously.
Via Gregg Morris