And thereby hangs a tale ... : Narrative research on learning: comparative and international perspectives. Sheila Trahar (ed.), with a foreword by Ruth Hayhoe [book review]
journal contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Patricia Kerslake
Book review of: Narrative Research on Learning: comparative and international perspectives / Sheila Trahar (ed.), with a foreword by Ruth Hayhoe ; Symposium Books, Oxford, isbn: 1873927606". Once upon a time, a group of academics, teachers and independent consultants got together at Bristol University in the United Kingdom, to talk about the power of stories in teaching. Though the group was made up of people from many different countries and cultures, it was clear they shared a belief in the universality of narrative as a facilitator of learning. To demonstrate this conviction, 17 members of the group put their views into a collection of reflections, theoretical arguments, pedagogical investigations and academic opinions, edited together by Sheila Trahar, herself a committed practitioner researcher from the University of Bristol. With a foreword by Ruth Hayhoe, a Professor of education based at the Ontario Institute for Education, the resulting compilation of essays and case studies offers a series of practical insights designed to illuminate the potentiality of narrative as a tool in the field of international pedagogy.