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Storytelling as Pedagogy’ (stories told or read) is a valued educational tool. The Learning ALOUD programmes focus on storytelling as an instrument for supporting intellectual, social and emotional well-being. "Everyone, everywhere loves stories”. Therefore, we can agree that storytelling is indeed a universal language. Learning ALOUD explores the multiple benefits of books and oral storytelling for children and families.The website is a research base that advocates for storytelling and story reading as an instrument for supporting social, emotional and intellectual development.Read more
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To deliver storytelling programmes ‘Storytelling as Pedagogy’ in the pre-school and primary school setting to foster intellectual, social and emotional development.
To deliver Early Childhood Education and Care Courses to adults in the life-long learning/adult education sector.
Children - Learning ALOUD will run storytelling programmes for children aged 4-12.
Families - We nurture and support children and families to learn through stories, discussion, exploration and play.
23rd May 2023
Scéalta Blog In this week’s Scéalta, Catherine O’Reilly, PhD research student at Trinity College Dublin, discusses how critical thinking relates to early childhood and how we can use storytelling to give children in Early Years settings the same opportunities as older children to learn how to communicate, collaborate, be creative…...Read More
27th April 2023
Have you ever wondered how educators decide to teach the way they teach and why they use the practices they adopt in the classroom to support learning and development? There are many ways to answer this question; your answer will be influenced by your knowledge of the educational system and…...Read More
4th April 2023
Book Details Title: Sad Book Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Quentin Blake Publisher: Candlewick Press, Cambridge Massachusetts Published: 2004 Pages: 32 Reviewer: Catherine O'Reilly | Ph.D. research student | Trinity College Dublin Genre: Emotional, Well-being, Grief Sad Book This beautifully illustrated book is a story portraying sadness and grief. It is…...Read More
8th March 2023
I started February off by submitting an abstract (fingers crossed) for the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) 2023 conference in Lisbon, which is taking place from August 30th to September 2nd. This year’s theme is Children’s Curiosity, Agency and Participation: Challenges for Professional Action and Development 2023.eeceraconference.org. Now,…...Read More
Exposure to books and stories and active participation in storytelling help children to make sense of their ever evolving world.See more posts