Engaging hearts and minds: storytelling for values education

By Kiran Shah

16 August 2014 (Sat)
2.00pm to 5.00pm

Seminar Room
Heritage Place, #02-08
21 Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore 188108


Course Fee: $80.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $3.25

This is a past course. View upcoming courses.

This course was also conducted in November 2006.


In the words of an old Scottish proverb stories are told “eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart. It is this ability of storytelling to break through our mental barriers and reach deep inside us, that make it such a powerful tool for passing on values. This workshop will show you how you can use storytelling to impart positive values and foster the emotional and social development of children


  • An introduction to the theory and practice of oral storytelling
  • Why storytelling is a good means of transmitting values
  • Types of stories suitable for oral telling
  • Storytelling and the development of empathy
  • One story; many meanings
  • Shaping the story and the storytelling experience to maximise the chances of your chosen meaning hitting home

About the trainer: Kiran Shah

Kiran Shah

Kiran Shah brings her 15 years of professional storytelling experience together with a background in social work and education. She has been working in the field of education for over 30 years and strongly believes that storytelling is the perfect means to impart values in a non-didactic way.

Registration Details

Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 15 – 30 pax

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation of workshop, two weeks before the workshop date.

All ALAP workshops serve tea-breaks and provide course handouts.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances ( E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us later than two weeks before the workshop date will receive a 50 % refund. Participants can also opt to attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.