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COVID-19 and Storytelling Teaching Model Proposal Based on Examining the Motives of a Heterogeneous Audience

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The study aims to examine the public's motives to participate in online lectures on scientific topics during the period of the COVID-19 quarantine via Zoom. A diverse audience (age, education, gender and scientific background) of 80 participants (on average) joined the online series lectures. We applied mixed methods to answer the following questions: What are the motives of non-scientific participants to take part in online scientific lectures through storytelling? Moreover, we examined the implications of the stories on the participants. Using inductive findings, we constructed a model based on storytelling methodology that engages the audience in science. The teaching model we propose deals with science discipline, but can be used for other fields of knowledge, with relevant adjustments.