Learning Through Storytelling in Higher Education: Using Reflection and Experience to Improve Learning

Learning Through Storytelling in Higher Education: Using Reflection and Experience to Improve Learning

By: Janice McDrury (author), Maxine Alterio (author)Paperback

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Learning Through Storytelling in Higher Education explores ways of using storytelling as a teaching and learning tool. When storytelling is formalized in meaningful ways, it can capture everyday examples of practice and turn them into an opportunity to learn - encouraging both reflection, a deeper understanding of a topic and stimulating critical thinking skills. The technique can accommodate diverse cultural, emotional and experiential incidents, and may be used in many different contexts eg formal/informal; one-on-one/group setting. The authors outline the different models of storytelling and explain how to make use of this technique and encourage a 'storytelling culture' within the workplace or in tutorial sessions. Academic yet accessible, this book provides a new perspective on learning techniques and will be a great asset to any educator looking to improve reflective practice.

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About Author

Janice McDrury is an educator and health researcher at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand. She has 17 years' experience as a nurse educator and is a Senior Lecturer. Maxine Alterio is a staff development coordinator at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin. She encourages practitioners from a range of disciplines to use formalized storytelling techniques.


Subjects covered include: storytelling influences storytelling developments storytelling as a theory of learning finding stories telling stories about practice expanding stories through reflection processing practice stories reconstructing stories within a group setting ethical and assessment considerations reflections

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/04/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780749440381
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9780749440381
  • weight: 294
  • ISBN10: 0749440384

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