Report from Marit Storhaug
On January 17 and 18 student teachers and the staff at the Faculty of Education of Oslo University College had the great opportunity to meet Steve Bell and learn from his rich experience with Storyline. Steve was invited to present Storyline to staff and the student teachers who are preparing for their final practice period in their education programme. In the fourth and final year of their education programme, many of the student teachers are required to organise a Storyline project in their practice period. The overall themes are “multicultural understanding” and “human rights”. The students take over a whole school for one and a half weeks. Their pupils are from 6 to 16 years old (primary and lower secondary school). Subjects that are involved are Social Studies (History, Geography and Social Science), English and Religious Studies, among others. By way of introducing the teaching practices Steve gave two very informative presentations about both practical and theoretical principles of Storyline. He greatly inspired the student teachers, their teachers and a wider audience as well.
Last year the students made storylines on the same topics and their experiences are described on this web site.