Stories are a wonderful way to
help students grasp difficult concepts in a non-threatening manner.
Stories can often be used as metaphors for adult situations the learner
may be facing. Stories can be self-actualizing helping to develop or achieve
both the teacher and the learner's full potential. The following are two
examples of familiar children's stories and related resources to use in
teaching and learning in higher education.
Lesson Topic: Plagiarism
Lesson Topic: Team Work
Solutions Stories linked with Heidi Anne Heiner's SurLaLune
Teaching Solutions - stories used in the college setting (March 2005)
Real Life Story - what is the lesson learned?
What stories from your life are teaching stories? Want to share them - please write! firstname.lastname@example.org
Illustration from: Coussens, Penrhyn
W. A Child's Book of Stories. Jessie Willcox Smith, illustrator. New York:
Duffield and Company, 1911.