I am pleased to announce the opening key note speaker at NILE 2008 will be Dr Donald Smith, Director of the Scottish Storytelling Centre. He's also a playwright, director, poet and author. Here's what he will talk about.
Looms for Learning?
Is narrative a form of engaged thinking as much as a
method of communication? If so what does it offer learners? This talk
reflects on key aspects of narrative, but also on the ways in which
stories are themselves integrating in their dynamic and require tellers,
listeners, interporeters and recreators in continuous processes. Finally
the talk will offer some open questions as to whether the mode or media
of narration effect the styles and benefits of engagement.