No One Learned to Drive a Car Via Just Stories
Or weld. Or conduct a marketing survey. Or throw down a bunt – a baseball move.
Depending on the audiences’ prior knowledge – one shouldn’t attempt to train anyone simply through the use of stories. Start with Direct Instruction with enough Practice & Feedback.
Then once the basics have been mastered to the targeted level – you can share stories to embellish what has been learned – to convey nuances. The same if the audience already has that prior knowledge … or skill.
Although you might have Started the Direct Instruction with a Story – to set the stage so to speak – to provide an Advanced Organizer.
I’ve posted about the use of Stories before:
- T&D: What Is the Ratio of Time Spent on Telling Stories…
- L&D: Stories Are Great – But Avoid Story Burn Out
- L&D: Story About Stories
- Let Me Tell You Another Story About Using Stories in Learning
- Making a Deliberate Point with Stories: Set Them Up!
And This Post About a Novel Approach I Took
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