Tales That Tell


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Stories tell experiences. They help in gaining new experience, empathizing with the characters, and learn­ing a lesson from it. Einstein said that the true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination, through reading stories our ability to imagine is trained and developed. It contributes not only to literacy skills but also personal skills. One story read once will sometimes tell you differently after you read it for the second or more time. So, read and keep reading to discover more experiences. 

About the author

Sinta Ary Gasella is an English and a primary teacher. She re­ceived her bachelor and master degree in English Language Education from Ganesha Uni­ver­sity of Education. She ex­perienced teaching English in ESL and EFL settings from pre­school to junior high school le­­vels with Indonesia national and Cambridge Curri­culum. Her passion in teaching has led her to join Science primary teacher training in 2017 and Cambridge Assess­ment Conference in 2019 certified by Cambridge In­ter­national Examinations. After years of experiences in work­ing with students in formal schools, she expands her teaching skills by working as a homeschool teacher using British Curriculum for primary level. She is currently a vice principal in a primary school in Bali and enjoying her time as a primary teacher working with kids.  

Putu Kerti Nitiasih is a Professor in English Language Education at Ganesha University of Education. Her publication related to English Language teaching has been publish­­ed at many national and in­ter­­national journals. Instead of writing, she also did lots of Re­search in Applied Linguistics, as well as giving community services all over Indonesia. From doing researches, she produced 6 story big-books entitled Alphabet World, Little Dog Doggy, I can Be Fit. Beside book story she also develops gamification which are based on Balinese local story, namely I Cupak Lan I Gerantang, Manik Angkeran, and Timun Mas. The ga­mi­fica­tion functioned both for teaching English and cha­ract­er education. These gamification lead her to grant a pre-start up research which was offered by the ministry of education and culture. To help elementary teachers teach­ing English in the pandemic era, she developed 6 educational video for year 4, 5 and 6. As a lecturer, she also writes a book entitled “Bilingualism and Bilingual Education” and becomes a co-author of a textbook entitled “Trends in Language Teaching and Learning.” Besides doing research and developing learning media, she gave trainings to teachers and school principals about Classroom Action Research and Action Research all over Bali as well as in Manggarai, Larantuka, East Sumba which has a great significance to their teaching and learning instruction. She also teaches and takes a role as an external examiner at Udayana University, and got invited as a keynote speaker in Bali, Sumatra and Java. 

Made Hery Santosa is a teaching staff at Ganesha University of Education, Bali, Indonesia. His works have been published in many publishers and journals, like Nova Science Publishers, Journal on English as a Foreign Language, Journal of Educational Techno­logy, Journal of English Education and Linguistic Studi­es, Mahima Institute Indonesia, and Nilacakra Publishing House. He is an article editor and reviewer of several journals, including SAGE Open (US), TESOL Journal (US), Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences (Thailand), Inter­national Journal of Language and Applied Linguis­tics (IJLEAL) (Malaysia), and many other journals.

He wrote books on education, TEFL, and educa­tio­nal technology, inter alia, “Virtual Reality-based Learn­­ing in Action” (2021), “Pembelajaran Bahasa Inggris untuk Anak Abad 21: Pegangan Guru Profesional” (2021), “Gamification in English Teaching and Learning” (2020), “English for Nursing Assistant: Supplementary E-Lear­ning-based Materials” (2020), “Virtual Reality for English Learners” (2020), and “Penerapan Core Skills di Kelas-kelas di Indonesia” (2019). He also published some book chapters, they are “The Effect of Mobile-Assisted La­nguage Learning Quizizz on High School Students' Reading Comprehension in the English Learning Con­text” in Literacies, Culture, and Society towards Indus­trial Revolution 4.0: Reviewing Policies, Expanding Research, Enriching Practices in Asia (2021), “Virtual Reality-Infused Language Learning” in Technology-Enhanced Language Teaching in Action (2020), “Investigating Students' Appro­aches to Learning in an EFL Blended Learning Context” in Current Issues in English Education, Linguistics, and Literature (2018), and “A 'Beehive' Approach to the Re­search Supervision Journey” in Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World (2013). Apart from writing in journal and books, he also writes stories and poetry, like “A Magic Rabbit and Other Animal Stories” (2021), “The Little Alien” (2021), and “Empat Musim Cin­ta” (2020). He is a developer of language learning me­dia based on literacy, character education, and innovative pedagogies, in digital form and Android applications, like "Animals of Nusantara", "Kiwa Tengen", and "Edu­kezy".

Currently, he serves as Head of the Online Learning Center at the Faculty of Languages ​​and Arts, Program Director at the Indonesian Association for Technology-enhanced Language Learning (iTELL), leading trainer at British Council Indonesia, and Director of Community Service at the Indonesia Extensive Reading Association (IERA). He is also the founder and chairman of the Manik Cendekia Foundation, founder of Bali Edukasi, Komu­ni­tas Pejuang Beasiswa Bali, Smart Guru, and co-founder of the Edukezy Application (Student and Teacher) and Susila Lan Dharma Virtual Reality. He was invited as a keynote speaker at academic forums at local, national, regional, and international levels, such as the TESOL Convention, Asia TEFL, CamTESOL, TEFLIN, ICEAC. He is also a trainer at workshops for teachers and prin­cipals in Indonesia.

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