Narrative learningtheory group6
Group 6 final project
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Narrative learningtheory group6
The creators of Reminiscence believe that communication is thekey to successful relationships. Taking that concept one stepfurther, they looked into the act of writing for therapeuticresolutions. Reminiscence guides adults in putting pen to paper,helping them open the layers of their psyches for the purpose ofrelaying ideas, thoughts, and stories unique to them butrelatable to others. In its therapeutic function, writing continuesa service to personality which was begun in infancy by orallanguage (Burrows, 1952). The release of tension throughcommunicating feelings to other interested and sympathetichumans begins as early as a baby crying (Burrows). The creatorsof Reminiscence researched the health aspect of writing astherapy and forged the basis of Reminiscence as a method tohelp adults improve their lives. Studies done based around theform of expressive writing had identified the following benefits. “Writing is a very sturdy ladder out of the pit.” (Alice Walker)
The short video on the next slide explains a little more about Narrative Learning in Adulthood
1. Our team was chosen based on an adulthood learning theory: Narrative Learning1. Our project was to develop a program based around the Narrative Learning in theory, framework and/or in practice.1. We used 6 steps which led to the development of the project (Topic Selection, Literature Review, Program Investigation, Program Design, Program Evaluation, and Project Demonstration).
1. Topic Selection 6. Project 2. LiteratureDemonstration Review5. Program 3. ProgramEvaluation Investigation 4. Program Design
For full write up on these two programs, and to read on how they relate to the Narrative Learning theory- CLICK HERE
“I thought the program was an interesting andprogressive idea. Most adults seek avenues tohave their voice be heard, this seems plausible “The Memoir Reminiscence Writing Program…and easy for someone to try... Overall I like the facilitates) personal meaning making. Thewhole program’s idea of writing for the purposes of program is structured to encourage thetherapy.” personal reflection necessary to tailor anThis form of communication is a powerful tool organization of the events of our lives in orderthat nowadays seems to get lost in the mix to tell our story – and in doing so – know betterLifting the barrier of concern for grammar, etc. in who we are.”writing, gave the students confidence to be a Of particular note is the opportunity to share“writer”, “…that is what is being touted in your one’s story. The culture of the classroomprogram.” community can certainly be enriched through “I also liked the guidance of the steps of the a shared heritage of stories, which contributeprogram. For example, helping the student learn to a collective, as well as individual identity.to use graphic organizers and mind maps,…to The program proposal could behelp with organization of other avenues of their strengthened with the addition of pertinentlife. ” research to support the benefits of personalQUESTION TO CONSIDER: In Step 3-Write, does narrative.Reminiscence change the delivery of the story? if Provide further definition to the processesthis is their story to tell does the program edit to fix outlined would assist the reader in visualizinggrammatical mistakes, or edit to “sharpen” the the process of mapping, voicing etc. Thesedetails of the story? changes would provide a more compelling rationale for the program, as well as lend clarity to the steps integral to the process of personal narrative.
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① Topic Selection② Literature Review③ Program Investigation④ Program Design⑤ Program Evaluation⑥ Project Demonstration