Storytelling and professional learning

Doecke, Brenton 2013, Storytelling and professional learning, English in Australia, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 11-21.

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Title Storytelling and professional learning
Author(s) Doecke, Brenton
Journal name English in Australia
Volume number 48
Issue number 2
Start page 11
End page 21
Total pages 11
Publisher Australian Association for the Teaching of English
Place of publication Adelaide, South Australia
Publication date 2013-09
ISSN 0155-2147
Keyword(s) storytelling in education
practitioner inquiry
professional education
English language study
English language teaching
Summary This essay explores the role that storytelling might play in the professional learning of English teachers. It begins by reflecting on the ways that stories shape our everyday lives, and then considers how the meaning-making potential of storytelling might enable us to gain insights into our work as educators. This is in contradistinction to the 'knowledge' currently privileged by standards­ based reforms, most notably the fetish of measurement reflected in standardised testing. The essay concludes that stories are not simply a form of knowing but a vital means of making the world human to us.
Language eng
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio Economic Objective 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2013
Copyright notice ©2013, Australian Association for the Teaching of English
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30056268

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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