KOTOW designs and facilitates educational programs that honor and uplift the significance of story and story-telling traditions in global human cultural heritage. Programs are informed by anthropological theory and apply pedagogical methods based in arts & sciences. KOTOW develops:
- Educational programs
- Learning resources
- Multimedia content
- Anthropology (archaeology, biology, ethnography & linguistics)
- Ancient history
- Story & story-telling traditions
- Oral culture
- Professionals & artisans market & networks
- Partnership building
- Experiential service learning
KOTOW administration emulates principles exonerated in ancestral story-telling traditions.
KOTOW administrators are responsible for the development and maintenance of KOTOW social and educational programs. They are charged with upholding KOTOW ethos, setting objectives and executing them effectively.
Stewards actively represent KOTOW in social and educational platforms. Stewards are appointed by administrators. Stewards actively demonstrate KOTOW ethos by moderating programs, contributing to KOTOW community, and supporting the learning experiences of others.
King Hrolf shown pouring gold on the ground to slow an enemy's advance.
KOTOW derives its ethos from ancestral story-telling traditions and is grounded in observations of humanity's relationship with nature.
KOTOW is committed to developing and maintaining hospitable social and learning environments that promote learning and partnership-building.
Learning & Education
KOTOW is foremost committed to developing learning resources an programs and that uphold and uplift arts, stories, story-telling traditions and scientific knowledge.
KOTOW is committed to preservation of knowledge and wisdom inherent in story-telling traditions. KOTOW programs are designed to promote transmission of knowledge through sharing and analyses of traditional stories.
KOTOW develops markets and networks that promote partnership-building among artisans, researchers & professionals.
KOTOW applies knowledge to support and inform members' personal and collective practices and objectives. Research findings are shared openly to inform individuals and public and private institutions
To learn more about how KOTOW derives ethos from ancestral story-telling traditions: https://rickrulf.com/saga-of-king-hrolf