Storytelling As Imaginational Art In Christian Education
Keywords:Storytelling, Communication, Drama, Imaginational Art, Christian education.
Storytelling, or creative communication, has numerous benefits in the classroom and in communicating truth outside of the classroom. Research has shown that there are 9 different learning intelligences, but traditional education deals with only two - verbal, and logical-mathematical. This leaves out a large percentage of students who learn in other ways. Storytelling/drama/creative communication allows educators to work with more than one kind of intelligence. Stories connect with our imaginations and emotions, and challenge beliefs and behaviours in non-threatening ways. Several forms of storytelling can be used in and out of the classroom to help deepen the Christian education experience.