ERIC Number: EJ1089624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Multi-Sensory Storytelling: A Tool for Teaching or an Intervention Technique?
Preece, David; Zhao, Yu
British Journal of Special Education, v42 n4 p429-443 Dec 2015
This article reports on research undertaken to investigate how multi-sensory storytelling (MSST) was being used within schools for students with profound and multiple learning difficulties and other special educational needs. Semi-structured interviews (n?=?27) and observations (n?=?18) were undertaken in five schools in the East Midlands and south-east of England. The study identified that MSST was considered to contribute to the curriculum access, assessment, learning and socialisation of students across a wide range of special educational needs. Key opportunities, applications and barriers to use were identified. Findings from this study indicated that the way these teachers used MSST differed from extant research in this area with regard to both design and delivery. It is suggested that the desire to develop a quantitative evidence base may present unnecessary restrictions which inhibit the recognition of pedagogic issues; and that a more fluid conceptualisation of MSST would be reflective of real-world practice.
Descriptors: Story Telling, Severe Disabilities, Severe Intellectual Disability, Special Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Observation, Teaching Methods, Multisensory Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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