Are you ready to use your creativity and voice to have a positive impact on the world? In times of change, transformation and innovation, storytelling has been used throughout history to connect, create change, educate, inspire, lead, heal and move us. The stories we tell, create the world we live in. We need to define and change the stories that prevent us from moving forward personally and systemically. If we want to challenge current status quo, we have to change the stories that perpetuate it. By telling new stories we can build a new world.
This 15 EC minor will take you on a personal journey to find and explore your voice when it comes to people and planet. And to use this voice to create new narratives and stories that can catalyze and support the change and action needed for social impact. Thereby becoming a conscious storyteller. You will work on real issues connected to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to create focus in the topics. You will learn about narratives, cognitive psychology and ethical storytelling and learn to collaborate with students from other disciplines, cultures and countries. Together you will create impact narratives which tackle societal issues that you will showcase at the Impact Expo to our partners, lecturers and researchers. Be the change you want to see in the world and join us! This is a 15 EC minor and is offered over 10 weeks (including a 1-week recess).
The Impact Storytelling project is a team work effort where you will work with a team of three fellow students to put your knowledge, skills and creativity into creating a narrative that has a positive impact on a chosen societal issue. Together you will create the narrative, that you will then individually translate into a medium, impact strategy and evaluation. You and your team will be supported via twice weekly coaching and workshops throughout the project.
- Theory on narratives, narrativity and storytelling
- Cognitive psychology
- Culture & narrative
- Trends & innovation in storytelling
- Ethical storytelling
- Impact mapping
- Impact evaluation