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Story telling in university education : emotion, teachable moments, and the value of life

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dc.contributor.author Woodhouse, Howard
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-25T21:36:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-25T21:36:52Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42234
dc.description.abstract Teaching as a process of story telling allows faculty to reach out to students’ emotions, breathing life into the ideas that are being taught and learned. Story telling among indigenous peoples emphasizes the importance of balanced relationships with the land, with all living creatures, and with the cosmos. It serves different functions in other societies that can also enhance teaching and learning. Alfred North Whitehead’s account of emotions is relevant to the learning process and to teachable moments better understood as learning opportunities that enhance the value of students’ lives. I provide an example of such a learning opportunity in which one of my students experienced an energetic connection with her colleagues as a living community. Teachable moments and story telling can strengthen students’ range of comprehension, their imaginative and aesthetic appreciation, as well as their growing capacity to learn. True stories—those based on a process which more coherently and inclusively takes into account life coordinates—enable students and faculty to critique the money sequence of value of the global market. A pedagogy based on true story telling opens up spaces for the expression of different groups whose voices have been marginalized. This session took place on March 7, 2012 at the University of British Columbia. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ *
dc.subject education, university en_US
dc.subject story telling en_US
dc.subject university en_US
dc.subject edst, educational studies en_US
dc.title Story telling in university education : emotion, teachable moments, and the value of life en_US
dc.type sound en_US
dc.type moving image en_US
dc.type.text Other en_US
dc.description.affiliation Educational Studies (EDST), Dept of en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US


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