Refers to a process in which learning is structured around a narrative or story as a means of sense-making.
There are a variety of approaches to learning through storytelling including:
- narrative pedagogy which encourages teachers and students to share stories and interpret experiences;
- narrative-centred learning environments which situate learners within a story-world (sometimes using virtual or augmented reality) in which they participate in an unfolding story;
- practomime a blend of role play and pretend play;
- some MOOCs use a story as the basis for the learning experience.
The TEDxSheffield video below from Professor Brendan Stone a National Teaching Fellow illustrates The Power of Story.