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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC2228 Using Stories to Develop Learning

20 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Chad Campbell

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module will consider the educational opportunities presented in using stories in learning settings. You will consider why narrative is important for developing literacy skills, and how this may be utilised to increase confidence and understanding in learners. The module gives you the opportunity to develop your own creative skills in developing stories and using stories for learning, as well as understanding of the effective use of stories as a teaching and learning tool.


1. Explore the use of stories as a learning and educational tool;
2. Locate the use of story in historical, cultural and contemporary contexts;
3. Develop skills in using stories as part of literacy development;
4. Develop creative and critical skills in developing and using stories
5. Consider the role of stories in supporting personal development and wellbeing

Learning outcomes
1.Evidence critical understanding of using stories for learning and development
2.Creatively apply understanding of the use of stories for learning and development to different contexts
3. Develop own ability to create, adapt or use stories to meet the needs of a specific audience
4. Justify choice of stories and storytelling approach
5. Reflect on the role of stories and reading in supporting literacy and personal development

Skills outcomes
1. Recognise and express knowledge and understanding and how it relates to personal experience and demonstrate learning and growth from the experience. (Academic)
2. In both verbal and written communication, be clear, concise and focused; be able to tailor your message for the audience and listen to the views of others. (Work ready)
3. Generate ideas, demonstrate originality and imaginative thinking (Work ready)


The content will cover such areas as:-
Introduction to Storytelling
The oral tradition
The Power of Stories to Effect Change
Stories for different audiences
Exploring genres and modes of storytelling
Narrative for wellbeing
Planning and delivering a session using stories

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Students will be expected to research both theories of storytelling and other mediums, eg children's literature, online forums, film and television.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Through class and group discussions, observation and feedback, feedback on drafts for assignments and individual/group tutorials.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentDevelopment of a story session for a particular group 2,500 word equivalent70.00
AssignmentRationale 1,500 words30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Guidance: Your assignment must consider: - The needs of learners in the group, e.g. age, level of literacy, SEND needs - Delivery method, e.g. straightforward telling of the story, use of other media such as a film version of the story, dramatization, combination of these - Objectives of the session and anticipated outcomes - Rationale for choice of story (including choice to write your own or adapt existing story) and method of delivery

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:09


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