Narrative tools in teaching make use of the idea that all humans are essentially storytellers who can construct stories to make greater sense of knowledge and experience. The use of narrative tools may allow us to overcome key issues in current Chemistry teaching, particularly where students fail to draw on prior learning to solve problems in class. The modular system, or strategic assessment driven learning styles may make this more problematic. This project will encourage students to investigate the complexity of chemistry and related multidisciplinary issues through narratives in polymer, environmental and industrial chemistry.
Funded through Keele’s Teaching Innovation Project Scheme, 2013.