Using Storytelling in Learning Series

Oct 11, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 5: The Goal-Based Scenario

So what’s the goal of this story? Okay, so there’s a question you don’t often get when discussing novels or plays. What’s the goal? Well, the goal is to get to the last page of the book, or the curtain call at the end of the play. But when you’re writing stories for learning, the question takes on a different meaning. Not only are you telling a great story, you’re supposed to be helping your learner improve his or her performance. Great learning stories include Goal-Based Scenarios. In simplest terms, the story includes a goal or a set of goals that need to be achieved; the point of going through the...

So what’s the goal of this story? Okay, so there’s a question you don’t often get when discussing novels or plays. What’s...

May 24, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 4: Keeping it Real

Is there such a thing as too much reality? In my first post on this topic, I said this: “So how do...

Is there such a thing as too much reality? In my first post on this topic, I said this: “So how do...

Apr 29, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 3: The Predictable Unexpected

Stories are compelling when you think you know what’s going to happen next, and then the story throws in a twist. You...

Stories are compelling when you think you know what’s going to happen next, and then the story throws in a twist. You...

Apr 22, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 2: 7 Tips for Effective Storytelling

In the first post in this series, I provided an overview for integrating storytelling into learning; now, in the spirit of translating...

In the first post in this series, I provided an overview for integrating storytelling into learning; now, in the spirit of translating...

Apr 20, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 1: Yelling at the Movie Screen

Storytelling is one of the most effective yet underused methods for enhancing adult learning. Ever heard someone yell at characters on a...

Storytelling is one of the most effective yet underused methods for enhancing adult learning. Ever heard someone yell at characters on a...