N.17 - Time and Narration

The experience of a group-tale

Abstract

The experience of the group-tale is carried out in two elementary schools of the city of Lione in France. It is basically a participation modality inspired by Pierre Lafforgue’s methodology, but it’s model is based on the requirements of the two groups and the conductors’ experience. The objective of the groups-tale  is to help children who present difficulties regarding to the learning process and are inhibited on the relational plan. The observation technique is of qualitative type, the method is psychoanalysis. A “group-tale” includes dynamics for which the group becomes an active system to receive, to figure and to contain. That can happen thanks to the mediation processes of which the tale is carrier: identification, symbolizing, figuration and control of thoughts.

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