This article takes its point of departure in Bangalore, India, where through a cultural exchange program, we worked together with storytellers from a storytelling organization. During the project, we also met many active teachers; those encounters made us want to find out more about how Indian teachers describe their experience of telling stories in school contexts. The aim of this study is to deepen the knowledge about Indian teachers’ experiences of telling stories in teaching. We found that the teachers’ storytelling is closely connected to the content being taught and that their storytelling unfolds in and from the context. In addition, it appears to us that the teachers tell stories to provide an answer to a pedagogical question about how to make teaching more relational, emotional, and ethical.
Henricsson, Ola and Claesson, Silwa
"Everyday Storytelling as Teaching: Indian Teachers’ Experiences of Telling Stories in Teaching,"
Storytelling, Self, Society: Vol. 15:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol15/iss2/6