Friday, August 21, 2009


With such technology at your finger tips, whats stopping anyone from learning? I downloaded Jan Andrews and Jennifer Cayley's, 'The power of folktales in children's lives.' The amount of enthusiasm during the broadcast was unbelievable, which is vital especially when discussing stories. Stories are supposed to be gripping, evoking emotion and this is exactly what this broadcast embodied. The broadcast actually went for over 58 minutes, obviously a teacher would not play the whole broadcast, as a student would lose interest straight away. The ideal aspect of this broadcast is that a story is told right at the beginning of the recording. Instead of discussing the issue of folktales in children's lives straight away, they first give an example of a tale. First step to engaging students, evoke emotion, interest and then build upon it.

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