Using Story to Reflect on Our Identities as Educational Developers

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Fri, 8 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:30am
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Advance HE Pre-function Area
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As educational developers, telling stories is central to our role as change agents. We tell our stories through personal contact, websites, social media, annual reports, assessment, consultations, teaching, research and many other artifacts. We use story and personal narrative to discuss events, keep traditions alive, relate information, share inspiration, persuade and many more reasons. Story is one of the most powerful ways to teach and engage. This poster session will challenge educational developers to consider and analyze how their core stories can be used to help give voice to our work, define our identity and position ourselves within our institutions.  


  • Session References +

    Brookfield, S. (1990) The skillful teacher :On technique, trust, and responsiveness in the classroom San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers,

    Chavez, A. F. & Longerbeam, S. D. (2016). Teaching across cultural strengths: A guide to balancing integrated and individualized cultural frameworks in college teaching. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

    Shadiow, L. (2013). What our stories teach us: a guide to critical reflection for college faculty. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.