Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
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Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Perspectives from a Business School

Edited by Kathy Daniels, Caroline Elliott, Simon Finley and Colin Chapman

There is often little guidance available on how to teach in universities, despite there being increasing pressure to raise teaching standards, as well as no official requirement for academics to have any specific teaching qualification in many countries. This invaluable book comprehensively addresses this issue, providing an overview of teaching in a business school that covers all stages of student learning.
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Chapter 10: Storytelling as a technique for teaching

Sudeshna Bhattacharya

Abstract

Storytelling has always been an important and effective part of human communication. Within the classroom, it has been used as an important tool to aid understanding. This is particularly true when dealing with complex social and employment concepts. This chapter explores the use of storytelling as a tool within the classroom to develop and explore the multidimensional concepts in contemporary employment relationships. Further, the chapter provides some tools that can be used within the classroom to capture student reflections from the stories to make links back to the theoretical content.

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