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Suwardy, Themin; Pan, Gary; Seow, Poh-Sun – Accounting Education, 2013
No one really knows what the first story ever told in human history was, but storytelling is an art that spans many civilizations and cultures, and continues to be a major part of our modern lives. More recently, storytelling has gone digital with advances in technology and connectivity. Educators have also rediscovered how storytelling can be an…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Story Telling, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Breed, Amanda – Research in Drama Education, 2015
In this essay, I explore the Youth Theatre for Peace (YTP) project in relation to environmental aesthetics and engaged participatory practices towards tolerance building in Central Asia. My main argument is that cultural histories of storytelling, "manas" (an oral and now literary Kyrgyz epic) and trickster tales incorporate ideas and…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Community Programs, Social Justice, Aesthetics
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Shaw, Sara – English in Australia, 2017
It was week three of the first semester of the author's Master of Teaching degree at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and already lecturers were talking about first assignments. In the English method unit, students were required to write a reflective autobiographical narrative inquiring into particular critical incidents from past…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Masters Programs, English Instruction
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Pennington, Gill – TESOL in Context, 2009
The power of storytelling is universal. Throughout history, and throughout the world, communities have gathered together their stories as a way of making meaning from their experiences and of making connections between themselves. This paper examines the role stories play in helping us to identify ourselves as cultural beings and it describes how…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Story Telling, Learning Activities, Second Language Learning
Long, Russell L. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to offer evidence for the development of student character through the integration of historical storytelling into a social studies classroom. A quasi-experimental study was conducted to determine the effect of character education through historical storytelling integrated into a United States history curriculum on…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Control Groups, Values Education, High School Students
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Sanchez, Tony R.; Mills, Randy K. – Social Education, 2005
The late novelist Walker Percy once argued that literature, especially fictional stories, has portrayed a clearer and far more cohesive picture of the human condition than any of the social sciences, including history. His ideas hint at the possibility of conceptualizing the American experience as the story that it is and as a way of organizing…
Descriptors: United States History, Conflict, History Instruction, Social Studies
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Edosomwan, Simeon; Peterson, Claudette M. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2016
Storytelling is a powerful process in adult education as a useful instructional approach in facilitating adult instruction and learning, especially during preliterate eras. What began as oral tradition has evolved to include written literature. A popular Eurocentric perspective in the early 19th century was that before the arrival of Europeans…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral History, Social History, Story Telling
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Bowman, Richard F. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 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…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Oral History, Military Personnel
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Henegar, Steven – Social Studies Review, 1998
Argues that teachers can take advantage of the effectiveness and familiarity of storytelling to present history and to provide students with a useful framework in which to dramatically explore and understand people living in other times and places. Provides a model for developing the use of storytelling in the classroom. (DSK)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Creative Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Folk Culture
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Wan Yahaya, Wan Aida; Mohamed Shuhidan, Shamila – Asian Journal of University Education, 2020
Documentaries are a unique form of filmmaking. It allows for the common man/woman to address large, important issues that are able to shake society. It involves a small portion of power as it addresses a wide range of subject matters such as history, anthropology, trends, as well as, social and political constructs, ethical issues and moral…
Descriptors: Documentaries, Story Telling, Identification, Planning
Okun, Tema Jon – ProQuest LLC, 2010
"The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don't Want to Know" is designed to offer both practical and theoretical grounding for leaders and teachers interested in effectively addressing racism as well as other oppressive constructs. The dissertation offers an overview of the role of western culture in maintaining…
Descriptors: Social History, Sexuality, Racial Bias, Race
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Henegar, Steven – Social Studies Review, 1998
Draws a connection between the techniques of storytelling and the content knowledge of history. Notes the many fables, tall tales, and legends that have historical incidents as their inspiration. Outlines some specific functions and steps of a story and provides an exercise for students or teachers to develop their own stories. (MJP)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Creative Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities
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Robin, Bernard R. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
Digital storytelling has emerged over the last few years as a powerful teaching and learning tool that engages both teachers and their students. However, until recently, little attention has been paid to a theoretical framework that could be employed to increase the effectiveness of technology as a tool in a classroom environment. A discussion of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Classroom Environment, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Story Telling
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Li, Ee Hui; Hew, Soon Hin – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2017
Storytelling plays a vital role to impart a nation's tradition, cultural beliefs and history to future generation. It is frequently used for the purpose of sharing or exchanging information as it enables the messages to be conveyed to the audience easily. Storytelling acts as a tool of human social interaction and is commonly used in education for…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Language Patterns, Cultural Influences, Chinese
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Weuffen, Sara; Cahir, Fred; Barnes, Alice; Powell, Bryon – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2019
Non-Indigenous-led organizations and education programs have long been criticized for sanitized teachings of Aboriginal perspectives in history, while scholarship touts the transformative benefits offered up via decolonial and immersive pedagogical approaches. In this case study, we explore the impact of a cross-cultural venture, titled…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Epistemology, History Instruction, Foreign Countries
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