Content

The Spiritual discipline implicit in the telling of sacred stories rests in narrative theology. This unit considers performance, contemplative listening and story telling tools of memory and recollection. These tools will be developed and applied, drawing on a repertoire of sacred narratives, sacred texts and poetry drawn from major religious traditions. Students will engage in reflective practice within the process of story selection and application to context. The unit addresses performance skills, contemplative listening and tools for storytelling from memory. There will be the opportunity to apply these tools in field work and in-class storytelling. Attention will be paid to verbal and non-verbal elements, building students’ confidence and capacity to create storytelling events and engage their audiences.

Unit Code: DS1001P

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Spirituality

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Identify appropriate passages from Christian scripture and other sources and convey their meaning in small and large groups.

2.

Identify and apply learning practices in kinaesthetic, visual and auditory modes to map and recall stories

3.

Develop a critical awareness of context and appropriate choice of story material for audience engagement

4.

Understand how to modulate for different audiences and contexts in vocal delivery and non-verbal communication

5.

Recognise within existing texts the language elements that work for memorability and audience connection

Pedagogy

Live demonstration Performance practice Video demonstration Lecture/tutorial Models rubrics Action reflection

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Report – review storytelling performance using rubric 1000 words

10.0

15 mins oral presentation from memory equivalent 750 words 2 examiners and video/audio recordings

25.0

15 mins oral presentation from memory equivalent 750 words 2 examiners and video/audio recordings

25.0

Storytelling Event in context (field work) Field Work Report outlining story selection, rehearsal notes, preparation of space, self evaluation includes photos, sound/video recording 1500 words

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 22 Oct, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-06 11:44:52 +1000