Welcome to the 8th International Storyline Conference!
25-28 March 2021
We are delighted to invite you to the 8th International Storyline Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden 2021. The theme for the conference is sustainability and resilience. Children and young people are marching the streets because they are worried about climate change. We need to take the worries of the children seriously when it comes to climate change.
Storyline involves students and can help them feel that school is meaningful, takes their worries seriously and engages them in creative problem solving to help them find solutions.
Sustainability is about the ecological, social and economic challenges that humankind is facing.
By resilience, we mean the ability to cope with crisis and sudden events and the ability to be happy and successful again after something negative has happened. Resilience can be applied on a number of different levels, the child, the school, the town, the municipality, the country and the world. The focus on the child can include health, relations, family, school and the wider community.
Storyline is a democratic, pedagogic approach that can make a difference. In a Storyline, students learn by creating a story together in partnership with their teachers. The story develops the context and by taking on the role of different characters, the students can easily become emotionally involved and interested in difficult and complex matters such as sustainable development. They can also discuss their worries and anxieties, in a safe environment, through their created characters. They also work together to support each other and try to find creative solutions.
This conference will be a place that provides the participants the opportunity to experience, discuss, and share common educational questions within an international community of researchers and practitioners from all over the world. The conference will be held in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Target group: Teachers, head teachers, all educational professionals and all who are interested in the Storyline Approach.
Storyline Sweden, The University of Gothenburg, Backatorpsskolan, Storyline International and partners welcome you to Gothenburg.
– Submission of abstracts opens November 2019
– Deadline for submission of abstracts 30th April 2020
– Notification of acceptance of abstracts 30th June 2020
– Registration Opens 1st October 2020
– Deadline for Early Registration 26th January 2021
– Deadline for registration 5th March 2021