Chapter 20: Sharing Everyday Experiences: Stories

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Chapter 20 discusses how storytelling enables us to speak from lived experiences, ours and others’, while sharing the details of the context and people involved so that others can learn with us and from us. This chapter also includes a discussion of storytelling as a genre for learning and teaching and what stories of learning and teaching in higher education can look like. This chapter presents a flexible guide to the organization and composition of stories along with a discussion of the benefits and complexities of writing them.

Discussion Questions

  1. What learning and teaching stories would you like to tell? Why do you want to tell these particular stories? Which will you write about first?
  2. Which of our Guiding Questions do you think you need to address and in what order to write your story? What other questions might you address?
  3. Where will you publish your story? How does it connect to, extend, or change conversations in the learning and teaching community?

Related Book Resources

Guiding Questions for Planning, Revising, and Refining a Learning and Teaching Story: [PDF] [DOCX]