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stories help us gain entrance

“Through the ages, stories have helped us gain entrance into the larger communities of the world. Today, fewer of us grow up in story-rich environments. A society impoverished of stories is insecure in its links to past, present, and future.” … Continue reading

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visual stories teach concepts

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huh – Introduction to-narrative inquiry-workshop 2012 nice

http://www.slideshare.net/eskojohnson/introduction-tonarrative-inquiryworkshop2012 One of the slides is made up of the following quote: “Narrative inquiry [is] a methodology based upon collecting, analysing, and re-presenting people’s stories as told by them (…) based on a worldview (ontology) that we live our storied … Continue reading

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The first of Tales

This is quite beautiful – and made me think of oriori  (other cultures have birth songs, too, but which are these again?)… “The first of tales is the most important tale of all. Though we never remember it, it is … Continue reading

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references to follow up on Gussin Paley’s work

Note, in this chapter, Trisha Lee refers us on to the following readings: Cooper, P (2002) ‘Literacy learning and pedagogical purpose in Vivian Paley’s ‘storytelling curriculum’, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy 5(3): 229-51 Duckworth, E (2001) ‘Inventing density’, in E Duckworth (ed.) ‘Tell … Continue reading

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A storytelling curriculum in the classroom

“Vivian Gussin Paley saw the essential role that fantasy play had, not only in the development of a child, but in the evolution of the community within the classroom. This conviction enabled her to undergo an act of astonishing bravery, … Continue reading

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A world shaped for someone else and Vivian Gussin Paley’s approach to teaching

Describing Vivian Gussin Paley’s approach to teaching (and her ‘unique storytelling curriculum’), Trisha Lee writes: “Vivian Gussin Paley’s storytelling curriculum is based on two inter-connected classroom activities: Part one, story-telling; and part two, story-acting. In theory, this is a simple … Continue reading

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The mother is the first of homes for the child

I liked this statement (it’s thought-provocative!): “The mother is the first of homes for the child, the one from which all else unfolds. The body is next. Family and friends, the house, the garden, and nearby surrounds are other and … Continue reading

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A world of severe story deprivation

“We live in a world of severe story deprivation and the effects are visible everywhere. The care of the soul has been neglected far too long. Individuals suffer as much from the lack of story as  our civilization does.” Ref: … Continue reading

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Stories are instruments for orienting human emotions to their contents

Again and still reading Kieran Egan’s Imaginative Approach. On the topic of story, he writes: “No one can program a computer to recognize a story as distinct from other narratives. The instrument for detecting stories is human emotion. So the … Continue reading

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