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ERIC Number: ED473147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Narrative and Stories in Adult Teaching and Learning. ERIC Digest.
Rossiter, Marsha
Increasingly, adult educators are using narrative and stories for many reasons, including their deep appeal, satisfaction, and cultural transcendence. As a fundamental structure of human meaning making narrative is a valuable classroom tool in that it can enable students to understand life events, personal actions, and solidify identity formation. Story-based techniques such as storytelling, case studies, critical incidents, role playing, and simulations are often used in the adult education classroom. Autobiographical writing or the life story is a major strand of narrative. It can be useful to a variety of adult students, including those in higher education classrooms, small peer group settings, teacher professional continuing education workshops, and older students. The narrative orientation to education is a metaphor for the developing self and closely related to transformational learning, a hallmark of adult education. (Contains 32 references.) (AJ)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.