Stories are an important part of everyone's life. We all enjoy a good tale. But more importantly, narrative structures embody a powerful organising principle that allows us to make sense of the world - we don't talk of a person's "life story" for nothing. Our own experiences and the strategies we use to learn from them are our most precious resource. Through the medium of creative fiction, this book offers a wide range of techniques and activities utilising children's enjoyment of fiction, and exploits the powerful dynamic of narrative structures to enable both students and teachers to practise the techniques of accelerated brain-based learning, and so fulfil their potential. The book provides: insights into the nature of creativity and how to be systematic in developing a creative attitude to generate useful ideas across a broad field of contexts; ways of raising awareness of and practising an extensive menu of thinking skills; strategies for using fiction as a resource for understanding and applying the principles of accelerated learning; techniques for processing information from any subject more effectively; and activities which boost the "intelligent behaviours" that characterise effective learners.
Used availability for Stephen Bowkett's The ALPS Storymaker
October 2001 : UK Paperback