ERIC Number: ED485158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 12
No Kidding - Exploring the Effects of Stories through the Window of Schema Theory
Lee, Chwee Beng; Tsai, I-Chun
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2004
People encounter stories everyday and everywhere. They are the oldest and most natural form of sense making (Jonassen, Strobel, & Gottdenker, 2004). It is a powerful tool that enables one to gain knowledge, understand phenomenon, remembers the unusual and to interact with the people around them. This paper proposes that stories can create an enormous impact on children, particularly those who are just entering the elementary school. Based on Schema theory, it is intended to model the impact of stories have on young children, in this case, the 7 years old learners. The model created is one that demonstrates how stories can enhance the quality of schemas children possess. The quality of schemas will then in turn enhances the level of interpreting, predicting, and understanding stories.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.