Creating a New Story to Live by using a Transdisciplinary Narrative Curriculum

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Workshop Description


In this workshop, you will be introduced to The Story Model which is a transdisciplinary curriculum that has been implemented in a wide variety of contexts from K -16. Humans make meaning through storying. An assumption of the Story Model is that we can create a New Story for the globalized world we live in. It can be a vehicle for social change. Rooted in a narrative framework this model explores any topic or issue from many different lenses. It is an excellent model to explore the wicked problems of our day - ones that cannot be addressed with the expertise of only one discipline. Examples of wicked problems are poverty, crime, homelessness, and climate change. The selected topic is explored from the past, present and future perspectives. It is also explored from personal, cultural, global and universal lenses. Within this multi-layered curriculum, disciplinary expertise has an organic place. Interconnections and interdependence are examined.

Learning Intentions

Participants will…

  • Learn the Story Model framework

  • Apply a transdisciplinary real-world web for curriculum design

  • Address multiple perspectives/interconnections

  • Identify the present story, Old Story and emerging New Story

  • Identify the conflict between Old and New Story.

  • Create the New Story.

  • Discover the student as researcher and storyteller

Target Audience: Teachers (all grades), Instructional Coaches, Allied Educators and School Leaders

Course Registration Details

Presenter: Dr Susan Drake & Dr Joanne Reid

Date: 16 March 2021, Tuesday

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: Held in Singapore (workshop venue to be advised)


Early Bird: S$400nett per participant (till 31 October 2020)

Standard: S$500nett per participant (from 1 November 2020)
Fees are inclusive of 1 lunch and 1 coffee/tea break

Closing date: 31 January 2021

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  1. A place will be reserved for you upon receipt of your registration.

  2. Registrations should be sent at least 14 days before course date.

  3. A confirmation email will be sent to you 14 days before the course.

For Payment

  1. An e-invoice will be generated and email to you. Payments are to be made in Singapore Dollars (SGD).

  2. Payment is required to be made in full at least two weeks before the commencement of the workshop.

  3. Please make your payment either by cheque or GIRO upon receiving our invoice.

  4. All cheques should be crossed and made payable to "Illumien Asia Pte Ltd " with the invoice no. indicated on the back of the cheque.

  5. Any bank charges incurred as a result of bank/telegraphic transfers will have to be borne by the school/organization.

  6. Fees are inclusive of course materials, certificate of accomplishment, buffet lunch & 1 tea break.

Withdrawals / No-Show
For any withdrawals or cancellation, participants will be subjected to the following charges:

Notice Period & Withdrawal / Cancellation Charge

More than 14 days - 50% of course fee

Less than 14 days - 100% of course fee

Less than 3 working days or No-Show - 100% of course fee

Illumien Asia reserves the right to change or cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all registrants will receive full refund.

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