To empower curiosity is to build bridges between what you already know and what you want to know. The engine for curiosity is interactivity that can be formed with an almost unlimited number of methods, design’s and techniques. This could mean the interactivity between the reader and the printed story. Between the viewer and a video or sound sequence or to actually interact in or with the content in different ways. It is in this interactivity where the magic and power of a story grow.
Master the power of a story
Many people have the same dream to explore if they can master the power of a story. To in one format or several awaken the curiosity that drives the receiver further to the next step. In this sense, the storyteller is also an educator, since learning about step one in the story should want the reader to find out more, in step two. This means that you as the educator/storyteller fill the reader’s mind with curiosity that leads to engagement and further to learning and a new experience.
Empower Curiosity as an Educator and Interactive storyteller
So, what would you like to tell your story about? What would you like to teach? The author and Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk say the following about the aim with his own writing:
“I consider myself Istanbul’s storyteller. My subject matter is my town. I consider it my job to explore the hidden patterns of my city’s clandestine corners, its shady, mysterious places, the things I love.”
In other words, telling the stories or educating the unknown in a well-known environment. The film director and scriptwriter James Cameron said the following on the same theme:
“I’m a storyteller; that’s what exploration really is all about. Going to places where others haven’t been and returning to tell a story they haven’t heard before.”
Yes, exploration, is an important part of the mix as an educator and storyteller. More about this in part 2 of this series of eLearningworld stories.
What is your role as a storyteller? What does your personal brand include? What do you want your audience to explore? What is the added value of the story? What should drive curiosity? These are some of the questions an interactive storyteller has to consider, and that we explore further in part 2.
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