Orality Journal Volume 5 Number 2
An introduction to participatory learning and communication is
provided through an in-depth look at a participatory mindset,
participatory techniques, and participatory tools, as well as a
consideration of how such an approach fits with oral-preference
Helpful observations from the field
Two seasoned practitioners document a participatory method used
by an indigenous NGO to engage communities in addressing the
problem of alcoholism.
Leadership Lab provides another reminder of how valuable a
multifaceted learning experience can be to facilitate participant
A reflection on the value of participatory communication as a
church community considers the hindrances to training up the
next generation of Christian children.
A participatory discussion transformed an outreach among Native
Americans, resulting in more fruitful ministry, effective communication,
leadership engagement, and even healthy delegation.
An account of one literate preference worker’s experience in trying
to facilitate oral-preference communicators and lessons she
learned on the way.
In this case study from South Asia, the author emphasizes the
strengths of a participatory training approach as it relates to a
workshop which sought to teach women how to craft songs and
appreciate the cultural music expertise they already possessed.
Bible storyteller continues his blog in this journal
We discover that a highly developed literate society in Japan is
actually very much an orality based culture.
Case studies of why recovering an oral approach and integrating
both literate and oral approaches can bring fruitful results.
After learning the social context, Carey adjusted his Gospel strategy to embrace orality.
A seasoned practitioner shares with us how to use biblical storytelling in everyday situations.
This article looks at how to turn training into high impact
engagement with scripture; full of hints and steps, she shows how
high impact can take place through solid consideration of
worldviews and orality principles.
An intriguing look at how boys and girls learn, or not, and
implications for the classroom and the expansion of the 4—14
This laboratory takes us to the highly literate country of Japan,
and we discover how leaders are embracing orality.
Thoughtful conversation and revisiting contextualization in our
J.O. Terry provides sage responses to frequently asked questions by
The digitoral era is here and changing how we engage the audiences.
This article provides a meaningful look at trends and our personal
The authors provide drivers and practical steps for creating learning
A multi-year research showing the shift of learning preferences in
Memory at work helping us to learn the story and to retell it over
The exponential rise of mobile usage has great implications for the
Church and oral preference learners.
A look at how participatory learning works in different networks.
What is involved when we have mental images and pictures that are uttered and spoken and then written with meaning that are contextually framed?
Arts is vital to the communication process; the author offers examples
and provides practical ways for communities to be involved.
What is the role of media in the discipline of orality, and how does it
work in church planting and disciple making?
What can we learn from the powerful effects of rituals
from cultures and how can rituals be used for meaningful
What and where are our stories that help us claim the land?
Case studies of using orality strategies in church
When a ministry retools, what are the outcomes?
Wisdom from a storytelling practitioner.
What oral communication can accomplish in Bible
translation projects that print communication alone
In a media saturated world, how do we contextualize
Kingdom stories for the new generation?
The author shares what could happen when a ministry retools in real-time and includes orality principles and practices.
This article offers insights and elucidation of the rippling effects when orality is practiced in hi-tech communities.
An overview of the recent history and expansion of the Bible Storytelling movement.