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ERIC Number: ED358469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 13
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The Power of Story in Science Learning.
Lauritzen, Carol; Jaeger, Michael
Jill Paton Walsh's "The Green Book," the story of a group of humans and their life on a new planet, captures the imagination of learners and provides a compelling context for learning. Several groups of learners including fifth graders and adult teacher practitioners responded to the book in unique and interesting ways. As the setting, the motivations of the characters, and the scientific and logistic credibility of the story were pondered by the students the story grew richer and more meaningful for them. The power of stories, as seen through the responses to "The Green Book," is that they: help learners remember, parallel real life, foster meaning making, provide a meaningful context, accommodate individual differences, and invite learners into a community. The keeping of a community's story--the preservation of culture begun in a blank book brought from Earth by a child--is the essence of "The Green Book." (Contains 19 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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