EL PODER DE LAS HISTORIAS – THE POWER OF STORIES 2020-1-ES01-KA227-ADU-095529

KA227 ADU – Development of Innovation

Coordinator: ASOCIACION DE INNOVACION, FORMACIÓN Y EMPLEO PARA EL DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE. AIFED.

Partners: AUGUST VERMEYLEFONDS Belgium

CONTEMPORARY PLEVEN MEDIA FOUNDATION Bulgaria

EYROPAIKO INSTITOYTO TOPIKHS ANAPTYKSHS Greece

Duration: 18 months

Context

The human mind evolved with stories and is shaped by them. Good storytelling can motivate people to do incredible things and is a tremendous advantage in communication. Education and learning are no exception. The world of storytelling is a vast one. It covers the entire world and everything in it, and every century in which there is a record of storytelling having taken place. There is no known culture without some form of storytelling, and the craving to know “what comes next” has been felt by every human being, regardless of age, gender, culture, or century.

Stories also can be used for educational purposes. Storytelling provides other growth opportunities, as stories help listeners to see through another’s eyes and to share the protagonist’s feelings of anger, fear, or love—all from a safe place. Perhaps best of all, stories stretch the imagination. The teller takes the listener to distant places where remarkable things happen. And once stretched, an imagination stays stretched.

Within this project we aim to use the power of stories to ignite creativity in adults and develop their resilience skills and capacity to come up with innovative solutions for different challenges.

For this, 2 Intellectual Outputs will be developed:

IO1: Research and Collection of Stories

Each partner will make a research at local level (regional, national) and collect at least 15 stories that have meaning within the project objectives. The stories will be “tested” with groups of adults at local level – testing that they do have a meaning and they trigger feelings and behaviours.

IO2: Training Course Modules

The training course aim to capacitate adult educators to use storytelling in developing adults creativity, resilience and promote the social inclusion of vulnerable groups. There will be 6 modules for this training course.