“…at last Bree said, “And now, Tarkheena, tell us your story.” […] She immediately began, sitting quite still and using a rather different tone and style from her usual one. For in Calormen, story-telling (whether the stories are true or made up) is a thing you’re taught, just as English boys and girls are taught essay-writing. The difference is that people want to hear the stories, whereas I never heard of anyone who wanted to read the essays.”C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia
Storytelling has a huge potential to foster the acquisition of key competences, such as verbal and communication skills in the mother tongue and in a foreign language, intercultural understanding, digital competences, imagination and creativity, cultural awareness and expression, etc.
The TALES partners strongly believe that a school where education is partly offered through storytelling approaches will have a greater appeal on students’ motivation because of the open atmosphere, the interactive and creative elements and the valuing of different cultures and that a higher motivation level, better integration, reduction of early school leaving, improving the learning achievements of students with migrant background can be expected.