Telling your own stories: Teaching and learning storytelling

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This chapter covers experiences and approaches that can be built upon to teach SusTelling in education and training in different fields of practice. At the beginning of this chapter, we introduce two stories that elucidate challenges in teaching and learning storytelling from different perspectives. The first story is written from the perspective of a researcher developing a SusTelling learning unit, whereas the second story is written from the perspective of a journalist facing the challenge to put sustainability on the agenda of journalists. Both stories illustrate different challenges in teaching and learning about SusTelling. The second part of this chapter is a transcribed conversation in which the authors of the two stories exchange their understandings, challenges, dangers, and recommendations in communicating and learning for sustainability through the use of storytelling. This chapter concludes with insights into what can be learned from the stories and the conversation about teaching and learning SusTelling. These insights include that successful SusTelling requires competencies on different levels: the content level, the value level, and the craft level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNarrating Sustainability through Storytelling
EditorsDaniel Fischer, Sonja Fücker, Hanna Selm, Anna Sundermann
Number of pages11
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Publication date08.12.2022
ISBN (print)9781032352695, 9781032352701
ISBN (electronic)9781003326144
Publication statusPublished - 08.12.2022