International Journal of Applied Philosophy

Volume 36, Issue 2, Fall 2022

Todd Jones
Pages 283-306

Make It a Story.
The Key to Enhanced Understanding?

Among the most common suggestions one hears about how to improve pedagogy is for teachers to recast the information they are teaching into a narrative story form. In this paper, I argue that student understanding likely is improved by putting information into this form (even if student knowledge is not). Still, there are some disadvantages of the story form. This paper discusses how to maximize these advantages while minimizing the disadvantages of the story form.