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Literature For Learning: Can Stories Enhance Children’s Education?

Bigger, Stephen (2010) Literature For Learning: Can Stories Enhance Children’s Education? Almas, Vol. 1. ISSN 1818-9296


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This article asks how children might benefit from story in their general education. It distinguishes between story for entertainment and stories for learning. Stories not only can be memorable, but can stimulate a child reader to think intellectually, socially, morally and spiritually if they are encouraged and taught how to do this. It argues that the reading of stories is part of critical education and introduces the idea of embodied learning. We conclude by asking whether stories are valuable as just stories, or whether there needs also to be some pedagogical purpose.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Children’s fiction, critical education, embodied learning, imagination
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PZ Childrens literature
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Stephen Bigger
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2010 12:08
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:24

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