Lightning Talk: Shared-story approaches: you tell me yours, and I’ll tell you mine…

Hayes, Tracy (2020) Lightning Talk: Shared-story approaches: you tell me yours, and I’ll tell you mine…. In: Lightning Talk - part of LED seminars, 16 December 2020, Carlisle. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This lightning talk is the first of three themed events, under the title of: Playing with words…. connecting through story.
'Words hold things. They bear meanings…. Holding things in a particular, powerful relation to one another and to us' (Le Guin, 1989, p.169). This themed series of events focuses on story - not the traditional action-packed, heroic tales, but the smaller stories from our lives. As Le Guin (2016, p.81)acknowledges, it is hard to tell a really gripping tale of the minutiae of living, of caring for self and others, the ‘…whole amazing, complicated business of staying alive and being a member of a society’. And yet this is vital to enable us to better understand ourselves, our communities, and the worlds in which we live. We will consider what makes a story tellable, who the teller is (or may be) and how storytelling can be utilised to bring about change.
Event 1) Lightning Talk: In this interactive session we will look at the use of stories in research and teaching. This is relevant whatever your discipline. As we are reminded by Gordon MacLellan (2007, p.165): 'All our explanations can be seen as stories. Whether we call them myths, legends, fables or hard fact, they are all stories. Our most precious scientific processes are still stories: patterns spun to explain observations, rhythms of words that change and grow as our understanding changes and patterns that might help to explain what is going on around us …'. We will take it in turns to share stories from our research and discuss the challenges and joys of using this type of approach. Please come prepared with either a short story from your research or a story you use in teaching.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Departments: Departments > Institute of Health > Social Work, Children and Families
Research Centres > Centre for research in Health and Society (CRIHS)
Research Centres > Learning Education and Development (LED)
Depositing User: Tracy Hayes
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 10:47
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2020 10:47
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5838

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