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Camphill Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

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The Art of Storytelling

Formerly Speech, Poetry, and Storytelling
Location: 
Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA; Social Therapy Program, Copake, NY; Soquel, CA; N. Vancouver, BC; and instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.
Length: 

Version 1: 25 hours. Version 2: 32 hours (variable across several weeks). 

Dates: 
Version 1: September 2004 - June 2007. Version 2: September 2007 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: speak a poem in chorus; speak a poem individually; tell a story as a group, including individual parts; individually tell a story to a group of people; create a curative description and produce a curative story.

Instruction: 
This course introduces students to the discipline and art of speech. By working consciously on movement, breathing, listening, and speech exercises, the students improve articulation, tone quality, voice production, rhythm. and expression in their speaking. Poems and short stories are used to help students gain confidence in speaking to a group of people and in performing before a group.
Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Curative Education, Education, Speech, Drama, Creative Writing, Communicative Studies, and any discipline that could benefit from such a complementary learning experience (9/05) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation). NOTE: This course is reinforced through the Education Practicum and the Home Life and Care Practicum.

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