Unlocking Creativity: 6-Part Story Method as an Imaginative Pedagogical Tool

  • Warren Linds Concordia University
  • Tejaswinee Jhunjhunwala Concordia University
  • Linthuja Nadarajah Concordia University
  • Antonio Starnino Concordia University
  • Elinor Vettraino Aston University
Keywords: storytelling, reflection, transformational pedagogy, creativity, arts-based learning

Abstract

This article emerges from an approach to transformative learning where students are challenged to explore taken-for-granted assumptions about their experiences in the world. We outline the 6-Part Story Method (6PSM), which uses abstract images to provide a structured storytelling process that enables reflexive learning. This is documented through conversations between a university teacher and three Masters students about the method used in their course on practical ethics in process consulting. Using individual stories that emerged from a common set of cards, we illustrate how the method enabled us to critically explore our practices as teacher and student consultants.

Published
2021-06-24
How to Cite
LindsW., Jhunjhunwala T., Nadarajah L., StarninoA., & Vettraino E. (2021). Unlocking Creativity: 6-Part Story Method as an Imaginative Pedagogical Tool. LEARNing Landscapes, 14(1), 203-218. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v14i1.1053