Little Red Eats the Wolf: Storytelling Relationships

  • Emma Parfitt
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Alternative Education book series (PSAE)


This chapter demonstrates the value of storytelling as a social activity encouraging co-operation and group cohesion. The relationships between storyteller and listener are important. This chapter introduces how I took storytelling into schools (the method) and reflects on young people’s expectations and experience of the storytelling space. Young people, from similar and different backgrounds, had rarely experienced storytelling but had experience of fairy tales in text and other narrative forms such as film. This chapter talks about how the storytellers interpreted stories in different ways, the different relationships between storytellers and listeners, and how fairy tale elements were reused, during group conversation.


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  • Emma Parfitt
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