Dr Bianca Frost

Creative Writer and Digital Learning Designer

Bianca is a Senior Education Developer at Deakin University with 13-years’ experience in digital
learning, design and assessment.

With professional experience across corporate, government, not-for-profit and tertiary learning
environments, Bianca specialises in digital pedagogy and course design, including expertise in
narrative-based learning, digital storytelling, writing, editing and multimedia production.

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Online | AEST - AUS 3 August 2020

Storytelling for learning design: narrative as a transformative pedagogy

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Stories and the journeys they describe are intrinsic to human experience. Telling and sharing them is how we learn about the world, how it works, where we fit and who we are. These narratives form the cornerstone of our identity, attitudes and behaviours.

Once an outlier in digital learning practice, narrative-based teaching and learning methodologies are finding increasing acceptance as a mainstream approach for the delivery of more engaging, meaningful and effective adult education and training. But is there more to be gained from our love affair with story?

In this session we’ll explore the key principles and practice of storytelling and how the use of narrative can not only strengthen pedagogy, but also enhance many aspects of our roles as education professionals, including solution design, development practice and program delivery.

Following this session you should be able to:

  • identify what storytelling is and isn’t, and in what contexts its most effective for teaching and learning
  • describe techniques for transforming learning through narrative
  • apply different storytelling frameworks to enhance learning outcomes, activities and experiences
  • employ narrative-based methodologies to enhance design and development practices
  • select appropriate creative approaches to digital storytelling such as genre, plot devices and other literary conceits.