Creating Connections: Engaging Lectures and Storytelling

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Stories need to relate to theme maybe not specific content but they need to relate to theme if there’s a very important point you’re trying to get across to the student and having a little bit of personal too.  
Aaron Daniel Annas 

Hello, faculty,

The art of storytelling. We all remember great stories that our relatives shared with us when we were growing up, many used to teach a lesson. In an age full of digital tips, YouTube how-to’s, and the notion of “just Google it” the art and impact of a well-crafted story have become lost.   

Sharing a story does more than provide entertainment, it can teach a lesson and, most of all, create a connection. Sharing a story with your students promotes engagement with the course content, it helps contextualize concepts making what was abstract more concrete. Stories connect material to real-world situations making the content relatable and interesting. Telling a story creates a sense of empathy and understanding, promoting a connection between you and your students and fostering retention in your courses.   

By sharing stories with your students, you can set a tone for them to share their stories. Through group work and class discussions, students participate in risk-taking and develop communication and active listening skills (see the last newsletter on Improv and storytelling). In summary, storytelling can be a powerful pedagogical tool to enhance students’ academic and personal development across various disciplines. 

-The ID Team
CITS | Instructional Development


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👁‍🗨Read the Article: 7 Storytelling Tips to Make Your Course Impactful


👁‍🗨Read the Article: Why Storytelling Matters in Fields Beyond Humanities

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