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Dr Alastair K. Daniel currently works at the University of Winchester as a Senior Lecturer in education. For twelve years he divided his time between university lecturing and educational storytelling in schools in the UK and Belgium, entering full time academia in 2010. Since originally graduating as a teacher of mathematics in 1985, he has gained experience working in every phase of education both as teacher and storyteller and in addition has provided sessions for the continuing professional development of teachers both at home and abroad.

Having been a teacher of mathematics, religious education, dance and drama, it is no surprise that Alastair’s doctoral studies were of an inter-disciplinary nature developing a method for the narrative analysis of performance. The prolonged period of research leading to the submission of his thesis allowed Alastair to apply test his theoretical model within his own work, including elements of ritual signification within storytelling. Following the award of his PhD by the University of Surrey in 2008, he is looking forward to applying the methodology in developing the understanding of teaching as a narrative activity  something reflected in several of the publications listed below.

Alastair continues to tell stories whenever possible and is a regular contributor at the Surrey Storytellers Guild club, Three Heads in  Well, in Ewell.


Publications:

 

Storytelling across the primary curriculum (Routledge 2011)


Teachers and children: a classroom community of storytellersin 'Unlocking Speaking and Listening' (2nd edition) edited by Pam Hodson and Deborah Jones (Routledge, 2011)


Storytelling across the primary curriculum (UKLA Proceedings of International Conference (15-17 July 2011) pages 91-95 of 264 [online])


From folktales to algorithms: developing the teacher’s role as principal storyteller in the classroom In ‘Early Child Development and Care’, Vol. 177 Numbers 6 & 7 August 2007 London: Routledge

The Teacher as StorytellerEBS (English Speaking Board) Magazine (Summer 2006)

 

Leaving Home(with Diane Craven) in ‘About to Receive’ edited by Diane Craven and Mark Stafford (Diocese of Southwark 2005)

 

Let them eat cake… or grapes… or jelly babies… but what about the bread of life? in ‘About to Receive’ edited by Diane Craven and Mark Stafford (Diocese of Southwark 2005)

 

Child Soldiers - I Object Production of assembly materials and PSHE lessons for KS3 and KS4
(co-authored with Diane Craven) Save the Children Fund 1999


nternationalization in Teacher Education Vol. 4: Communication. (2014) Story, Dialogue and Meaning. In Rabensteiner, P. and Rabensteiner, G. (eds) I Baltmannsweiler: Schneider Verlag Hohengehren, 156-169


Teachers and children: a classroom community of storytellers, IN Jones, D. and Hodson, P. (eds.) Unlocking Speaking and Listening (2nd ed.) London: Routledge.(2011)

Journal articles


'A Creature of the time'? Bringing Shakespeare into the 21st Century Classroom, Erziehung & Unterricht. 3-4, 2015. 165. 272-280.(2015)


 

Papers:


Telling tall tales in a low land: storytelling Grimms and the teaching of EFL at After Grimms Conference (University of Kingston 6-8 September 2012)  


Reading Journals and Reading Journeys - an exploration of being and doing in Initial Teacher Education at Learning and Teaching Conference (London Metropolitan University 10 July 2012)


Reading Journals and Reading Journeys, with Alayne Öztürk and Louise Dryden at UKLA International Conference (University of Leicester 6-8 July 2012)


Total  language – developing speaking and listening in the primary classroom at UKLA International Conference (University of Winchester 6-8 July 2012)


The teacher as principal storyteller in a classroom community of storytellers at UKLA International Conference (University of Greenwich 8-11th July 2010)


Teaching as storytelling: modelling speaking and listening in the classroom “ in

 Unlocking speaking and listening: creating a culture for talk in the primary classroom .

Spoken Word Conference , Rose Theatre and Kingston University September 2009

 

Creative Approaches to Storytelling at the Comenius Association Conference, University of Kingston, 2005

 

A Phenomenological Approach to the Liturgy of the Church of England - some implications for mission at the 20th Congress of Societas Liturgica, Dresden, 2005

 

Towards A Phenomenological Approach to the Liturgy of the Church of England at the Society for Liturgical Studies, Mirfield College, 2004

 

Performance Theory and the Signification of Liturgical Objects at the 19th Congress of Societas Liturgica, Eindhoven, 2003

 

An introduction to the comparative semiotics of the use of space in ritual and theatre in the Department of Theology, St Mary’s University College, Surrey, 2002


Conferences :


It ain't what you say...' - a semiotic examination of the non-verbal components of storytelling. Paper presented at the Story of Memory Conference, University of Roehampton. (2014).


Exploring teachers' subject knowledge for teaching English. Symposium with Naomi Flynn and Liz Chamberlain presented at the UKLA International Conference. University of Brighton. (2014).


Teaching and Learning as Lived Story. Paper presented at the HEA Humanities conference, 'Storyville', Brighton.(2013),.


Telling tall tales in a low land: storytelling Grimms and the teaching of EFL. Paper presented at After Grimms Conference,  University of  Kingston.(2012).

Reading Journals and Reading Journeys - an exploration of being and doing in Initial Teacher Education. Paper presented at Learning and Teaching Conference, London Metropolitan University. (2012).

Daniel, A.K., Öztürk, A. and Dryden, L. (2012) Reading Journals and Reading Journeys. Paper presented at UKLA International Conference University of Leicester.

Daniel, A.K. (2012), Total language – developing speaking and listening in the primary classroom. Paper presented at UKLA International Conference, University of Winchester.