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What is a story.


 What is a Story

 

Once upon a time, long ago and far away, teachers did not use fancy PowerPoint presentations or even chalkboards. They simply shared their knowledge through stories.
What is a story? In essence, a narrative account requires a story that raises unanswered questions or unresolved conflicts which characters may encounter and then resolve a crisis or crises. A story line, with a beginning, middle and end. It strives to put its timeless miracles into the particulars of experience and to locate the experience in time and place." Stories can bring abstract principles to life by giving them concrete form. We cannot always give students direct experience with psychological concepts, but stories might come close.
A story tends to have more depth than a simple example. A story tells about some event - some particular individuals, and something that happens to them. Stories engage our thinking, our emotions, and can even lead to the creation of mental imagery.
Stories can serve multiple functions in the classroom, including sparking student interest, aiding the flow of conversation, making material memorable, overcoming student resistance or anxiety, and building rapport between the teacher and the students, or among students themselves.
Stories can serve another function that goes beyond the classroom. Shared narrative can be a force in creating community. Stories tie current students to traditions and people from the past.
 
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Post by Teacher Lee (ldshenton-at-hotmail-dot-com) :: Date 2012-08-01 09:12:25


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