Using Story: In Higher Education and Professional Development by Jennifer A. MoonUsing Story: In Higher Education and Professional Development by Jennifer A. Moon

Using Story: In Higher Education and Professional Development

byJennifer A. MoonEditorJennifer A. Moon

Paperback | July 30, 2010

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Story is everywhere in human lives and cultures and it features strongly in the processes of teaching and learning. Story can be called narrative, case study, critical incident, life history, anecdote, scenario, illustration or example, creative writing, storytelling; it is a unit of communication, it is in the products of the media industries, in therapy and in our daily acts of reflecting. Stories are 'told' in many ways - they are spoken, written, filmed, mimed or acted, presented as cartoons and in new media formats and through all these, they are associated with both teaching and learning processes but in different ways and at different levels. As a result of growing interest and simultaneous confusion about story, it is timely to untangle the various meanings of story so that we can draw out and extend its value and use.

Using Storyaims to clarify what we mean by story, to seek out where story occurs in education and life and to explore the processes by which we learn from story. In this way the book intends to ¿bring story into the open¿ and improve its use. Building on her wealth of experience in the field, Jenny Moon explores the theory of story and demonstrates both its current uses and new ways in which to enrich and enliven teaching, learning and research processes.

Ideal for anyone involved in education, personal or professional development or with a more general interest in story, the book begins by considering the range of what is meant by story, and then considers the theory behind the meanings. In the large final part of the book, Jenny provides a rich patchwork of different uses of story in education that cut across forms of story, story activities, disciplines and applications all of which will aid the use of story.

Jenny Moonworks at the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice at Bournemouth University and as an independent consultant running workshops and projects in higher education and professional development in the UK and internationally.
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Title:Using Story: In Higher Education and Professional DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:July 30, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415564697

ISBN - 13:9780415564694

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@contents:  Preface Part 1: Some Introductory Ideas 1. Introduction: Bringing Story into Education and Professional Development  2. The Multiple Dimensions of Story Part 2: Theory - Story and Human Functioning3. Learning and the Understanding of Stories  4. The Deployment of Meaning in Story  5. Social, Cultural and Communication Functions of Story  6. Taking Stock: Reflecting on Insights and the Educational Roles of Story Part 3: Story in Higher Education and Professional Development: A Treasury of Ideas 7. Enhancing Thinking and Learning Processes with Story  8. Stories of Experience in Personal and Professional Development  9. Story as Case Study, Scenario and Critical Incident  10. Story for Promoting Change  11. Story and Research  12. Uses of Fiction in Education  13. Oral Storytelling in Education  14. New Ways with Story  Index  References