SEAMEO-APCEIU | Telling Tales from Southeast Asia and Korea

Telling Tales from Southeast Asia and Korea in DVD is a joint production of the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) through the SEAMEO Secretariat and the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA).

The Telling Tales from Southeast Asia and Korea in DVD presents 26 folktales from Southeast Asia and Korea told in native languages as well as in English. The stories were compiled and published in 2010 through an earlier collaboration between APCEIU and SEAMEO. Two new stories which were created by participating storytellers from Southeast Asia and Korea are the new additions to the collection in DVD format. The recording and production was held in November 2011 through the auspices of SEAMEO and APCEIU. Read about the SEAMEO-APCEIU Storytelling Workshop and Multimedia Material Production.

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SEAMEO-APCEIU | Telling Tales from Southeast Asia and Korea in DVD

This DVD, Telling Tales from Southeast Asia and Korea (2012), has been published to encourage teachers telling the stories in the book, Telling Tales from Southeast Asia and Korea - Teachers Guide (2011). The folktales are provided to cultivate understanding of our culture and our neighbours' culture among primary school teachers and pupils for a Culture of Peace.

The DVD presents 26 folktales from Southeast Asia and Korea told in native languages as well as in English. Two new stories which were created by participating storytellers from Southeast Asia and Korea are the new additions to the collection in DVD format.

SEAMEO-APCEIU | Telling Tales from Southeast Asia and Korea: Teachers' Guide

This book, perhaps the first of its kind, carries 27 folktales from the 11 Southeast Asian countries and Korea and is an outcome of the Collaboration of APCEIU, SEAMEO Secretariat, SEAMEO SPAFA, and SEAMEO INNOTECH. This Teachers' Guide is part of our organisations' common goal to widen and deepen understanding among children of different cultural backgrounds. Through this collection of folktales from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam, it is hoped that the book would open the minds  of children to the diversity of the people in the region.

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SEAMEO-APCEIU | Telling Tales from Southeast Asia and Korea: A Situation Analysis

This book is a synthesis detailing the findings of a regional survey on the use of folktales in the 11 Southeast Asian countries and Korea.  This particular book was proposed in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of how folktales currently figure into school curricula and classrooms, including pedagogies strategies, the key values students learned, and the type of traditional stories published in primary-school textbooks.

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