Storytelling Across the Curriculum

Schedule info

Time slot: 

Thursday 2 October 9:00 am - 9:55 am

Room: 

Hall B

Stream: 

  • Redefining Education

Presenter(s): 

Storytelling Across the Curriculum : Making Teaching Personal

Research states facts and figures only activate the part of the brain where we make sense of words. But, when listening to a digital story, a recent article reports, "not only are the language processing parts in our brain activated, but any other area in our brain that we would use when experiencing the events of the story are, too". To get their point across, the business world is shifting from bullet points to stories. How can we do this in schools? Presenting curriculum content using storytelling can be captivating, compelling, and can help students grasp the content. This presentation will include the research to support this pedagogical shift, some examples of content presented as a digital story, and an overview of the process and tools that can be used to create these rich digital stories.

Session Info

Format: 

  • Keynote

Audience: 

  • General audience