A magical dreamscape: Knighton Wood, Epping Forest, London.
Still taken from the Imaginative Storytelling Experiences Documentary
The 1980s cult show Fat Tulip's Garden fuelled the creativity of its young viewers. But in a digital age, are children less exposed to this kind of absurdist, performative storytelling?
Does this rock painting, featuring a long, white gun, depict first contact? Is it a work of history?
Australian history is already a hotly contested discipline but is it time to broaden our definitions of the canon? Might an indigenous rock painting or a novel or a poem constitute a work of history?
Isaac Newton’s portrait. What can students learn from his life?
Research shows that students feel motivated when they learn more about the struggles and failures of the world's greatest scientists.
Is it really worth all the effort to avoid spoilers?
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Contrary to popular belief, several recent studies suggest that plot spoilers don't always make us like a film or books less – and may even make us like it more.
Classic Mega Man … storytelling gets inventive when your main character can’t speak.
Writers are vital to today's increasingly story-driven video games. Readers are active players and everything in the game – from the environment to the rules – can shape the narrative.
California elementary school teacher doing shared reading.
When you read to children, they develop abilities to express emotions through language.
When complex, dense information is presented visually it can make a huge difference.
Data journalism and visualisation can help ordinary citizens understand complex issues in their societies more deeply. And that drives democracy.
Alan Alda has a passion for talking about science.
World Science Festival New York
Everyone loves to hear a story, says actor Alan Alda, and that's what every scientists should learn if they are to better communicate their work to a wider audience.
Whether you read to your kids or they read alone, share stories from and about Africa with them.
Traditional African stories often tackle big, occasionally scary and serious themes. This is even true in children's stories – though there's plenty of room for silly fun, too.
African-American kids have strong storytelling skills.
African-American children tell stories that are vivid, elaborate, and rich in imagery. These skills help support their early literacy skills. How can schools take advantage of this?
The San are the oldest inhabitants of southern Africa, where they have lived for millennia.
The San are caught between a rock and an art place. While they face an uncertain future, myths and meaning come under the spotlight in a new book.
The smartphone is rising as a reading device. What happens to the stories they're telling?
The Hobbit trilogy can be seen as one of the lowest points of the blockbuster culture.
Trainee teachers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology during a digital storytelling session.
Once they graduate, they'll educate South Africans of all race groups – so what happens when student teachers don't mix across racial lines? A digital storytelling project is bridging gaps.
Seismic changes in the television industry have transformed the ways stories are told and consumed.
Many refer to advances in television storytelling as novelistic or cinematic, but the medium deserves a term of its own: complex TV.
Selma director and co-writer Ava DuVernay has crafted a new and important vision of an oft-examined era in our nation’s history.
Stanley Wolfson/Library of Congress
Hollywood films that depict American history deeply influence our sense of national identity. Films that portray Civil Rights and Black Freedom history are particularly important. Beyond entertaining moviegoers…
More people – and pets? – want to produce creative radio content.
ABC Radio National’s new Creative Audio Unit (CAU) launches on Sunday, with two new shows – [Radiotonic](http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/radiotonic/](http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/radiotonic…