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ERIC Number: EJ1177268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Teaching and Learning in a Storytelling Culture
Bowman, Richard F.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v91 n3 p97-102 2018
In the classroom, the ability to tell the right story at the right time is an essential pedagogical skill. Storytelling speaks to what makes us human: a search for meaning. In diverse instructional settings, non-stories provide information while resonant narratives teach, inspire, and motivate students by engaging them emotionally and intellectually. Inspirational stories in educational environments provide a compelling challenge, narrate the struggle to overcome that unexpected challenge, and deliver an eye-opening resolution that calls listeners to action. Because our lives and our cultures are composed of a series of overlapping stories, a single story is almost never the definitive story of another individual or culture essentially due to its incompleteness.
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Language: English
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