Storytelling empowers children to engage in discussions; explore ideas about power, respect, community, fairness, equality, and justice; and help frame their understanding of complex ethical issues within a society. In Life Lessons through Storytelling, Donna Eder interviews elementary students and presents their responses to stories from different cultures. Using Aesop's fables and Kenyan and Navajo storytelling traditions as models for classroom use, Eder demonstrates the value of a cross-cultural approach to teaching through story-telling, while providing deep insights into the social psychology of learning.
- Social Science, Philosophy, Education
- Ethics + Moral Philosophy, General, Sociology / General, Folklore + Mythology
- Indiana Univ Pr
- August 16, 2010
- September 6, 2010
- Donna Eder