Scientix Webinar: The Power of Storytelling
Type of event: webinar
Target groups: counsellors, educational authorities, teachers
Topic: biological sciences, biology, science education
Language of event: English
Register for the webinar here!
This webinar takes place in the Scientix online meeting room on 13 September 2017 at 16:00 Central European Time. After registration, you will receive an email with instructions. NB: Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis!
The webinar starts with a presentation to explain the meaning of storytelling. After all, what is storytelling? What kinds of stories are there?
Different types of stories are briefly described. Then, the webinar continues by establishing a connection between the act of storytelling and science. Why and how should science stories be told?
Examples of useful stories for teaching and learning science are presented and the webinar ends with a presentation of neuroscience: understanding storytelling through hormones. All the sensations we get after hearing a good story, all the feelings we develop, the enthusiasm we get, are related to the release of some neurotransmitters.
About the presenter:
Marta Azevedo is a Scientix Ambassador in Portugal. She has a postgraduate degree in Science Communication and actively collaborates in scientific events promoted by Ciência Viva – the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture in Portugal. She represented Portugal at the international science communication event Famelab. At her school, she coordinates many awarded scientific projects.