Story, theatre and learningMarch 29, 2020
Last time, we took a look at narrative’s powerful combination of sequential structure, context and emotion. We saw how the...0
Structure, context and emotion—how narrative helps us learn and rememberMarch 2, 2020
After writing the previous entry, I realized how much more there is to say about the power of narrative...
Narrative-based learning can work anywhereFebruary 3, 2020
In the last post, we noted that narrative approaches to teaching are highly valued and praised by educators, regardless...
How narrative structure aids recallDecember 28, 2019
Last time, we visited two compelling arguments supporting the notion that narrative facilitates recall. First, stories slide naturally into...
Why narrative stays so long in our mindsDecember 9, 2019
My recent reflecting on how Paul Revere became a household name in the United States got me thinking once...
Why we remember Paul RevereNovember 24, 2019
As I mentioned last time, American grade school children study in considerable detail the events leading up to their...
An enlightening illustration of the power of narrative for memoryNovember 11, 2019
Not long ago, I was listening to an interview with the renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Before getting to...
The enhanced memory effect of learning through storyOctober 27, 2019
In recent posts, we have seen that my business school students were far better at recalling stories and cases...
Science vs. story: which approach is the most useful for learning?September 17, 2019
In the past weeks, I have written about my students’ capacity to recall, with high levels of precision and...
Why stories slide into our memories without effortAugust 28, 2019
We ended last time with the assertion that moving to narrative-based learning provoked significant, and truly positive, changes in...