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Stories as a vehicle for learning


My last three pieces of work have been designed around stories that put the learner at the heart of decision making to shape the learning journey and make decisions that influence outcomes for the characters in the stories. It works particularly well when there is a need for the learner to understand and navigate both process and manage the emotional reactions of the characters they engage with. I found this free story telling resource for those who are interested in this approach from Pixar/Khan academy. Good stuff.


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  • Hi Joy

    I've just joined the community and started looking around. Thank you so much for sharing the link above - it's incredibly useful and makes me wish I'd joined earlier! 

    • Glad you found it useful Caroline 

  • Joy this is incredible, I'm obsessed with story telling (when it's appropriate) and this is the best 'share' I've ever clicked on. Thank you so much, what a gem!

    • Welcome Chris

  • Love this Joy, saw it on the Learn Patch Friday filter and have had a nosey but will take a closer look.

    Stories are hugely important (remember our improv stories lol)

    Here is a related post on the anatomy of a story by Krystyna Gadd from a couple of years ago

    • Thanks Mike

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