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Story-building and Creative Writing: How to empower students to write like they’re creating the next Harry Potter Bestseller (Start Dates 2024: Oct 14)

Course organised by Levels Training Centre, Limassol, Cyprus.

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Course Description

We live in a society where children are immersed as consumers – be it in goods, electronic technologies, social networks, education, or attention. Generation Alpha (born between 2010 and 2020) is currently entering or already participating in the educational system, possessing distinctly different needs, deficits, and strengths compared to their predecessors. These are the offspring of technology and intense emotions, and oddly enough, researchers suggest that Generation Alpha experiences less freedom and opportunities for risk-taking.
It’s precisely this generation that requires the most space for creation, expression, and exploration of their own and others’ emotions. They need a safe environment to grapple with challenges and build confidence beyond the digital realm. This is where the significance of creative writing unfolds – offering a pathway to self-awareness, artistic expression, and empathetic understanding. Especially, writing within a community can enhance students’ social and emotional skills, positively influencing their personal and academic lives.

This course is designed to empower educators with the skills and techniques to guide students aged 8-15 in crafting compelling and imaginative stories. The course emphasizes a dynamic approach, combining interactive workshops, creative games, meetings, personal learning experiences.

Upon completing this course, teachers will not only possess the tools to nurture their students’ creative writing skills but will also understand the profound impact that these skills can have on students’ academic journeys and future lives. By addressing challenges and emphasizing the importance of creative writing, educators will play a crucial role in shaping students into effective communicators, critical thinkers, and imaginative problem-solvers.

Learning objectives

  • Will explore how creative writing fosters critical thinking, communication skills and empathy among students.
  • Will discover the long-term benefits of understanding plot structure, such as improved analytical thinking and strategic planning.
  • Will meet the best teaching practices that help students to create a story and characters
  • Will experience the special journey that is used for Harry Potter and Star Wars Stories
  • Will have outdoor educational opportunities

Schedule

Day 1 Welcoming | Ice Breaking Activities | Introduction of Story Building and Creative Writing
Day 2 Creative Writing Blocks – Characters and Settings | Learning experience – using senses and observation
Day 3 Self-development personal journey through Harry Potter Stories | Creative Writing Blocks – the Plot and Construction
Day 4 Outdoor learning experience | Meet with a children books writer | Final tips for story-building | Mentoring
Day 5 Presentations | Reviews and Evaluation
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€ 450

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€ 400

per person
*Early Bird: valid if you register at least 8 weeks before the course starts, and pay at least 6 weeks before the course begin day
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Story-building and Creative Writing: How to empower students to write like they’re creating the next Harry Potter Bestseller (Start Dates 2024: Oct 14)

Course organised by Levels Training Centre, Limassol, Cyprus.

Story-building and Creative Writing: How to empower students to write like they’re creating the next Harry Potter Bestseller (Start Dates 2024: Oct 14)