Why should teachers tell stories at class? : narration for educative and identity purposes
AuthorsSevilla Vallejo, Santiago
IdentifiersPermanent link (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10017/42232
Humboldt International University
AffiliationUniversidad de Alcalá. Departamento de Filología, Comunicación y Documentación. Unidad docente Filología. Área de Lengua Española
García, J. F., León, T., Orozco, E. (coords.). Las tecnologías de la información y comunicación para la innovación y el desarrollo. Miami, Humboldt International University, 2017, p. 287-308
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Although writing is part of every curriculum, it is usually taught in a theoretical manner. Creativity is also required because it provides a deep command of language, but there are some obstacles to put it in practice. This paper shows that a narrative approach to teaching includes both and it is very important because it helps to construct personal knowledge and is present in all human experiences. Narration is a meaningful learning structure, which improves the educative process, and guides the student to develop a strong and healthy identity. We are concerned about identity because it is essential for psychological development and since, as teachers, we should find ways to help students to get a complete human growth, we suggest working on narrative eases the student to obtain a deep knowledge, useful for class and life. In order to study student's attitude toward narration, both academically and personally, we have developed Education and Identity Narrative, we have tested and we analyze the results to keep improving the scale for further research.