Why Storify Learning?

Two teachers, Olive & Joy arrived one day at a remote village in India, with a passion to teach. Different folks, different strokes. And hence different methods too.
Let’s peep into both their classrooms.

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Stories generate curiosity that glues the learner to the message.

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Organizing information into a format with a beginning, middle and ending can work for many topics.

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People are curious about where people (or fictional characters or situations) come from, how they change and how they evolve.

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As learners begin to see themselves in the story and begin to identify with it, they start to care.

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Stories transcend one’s current environment. In this altered reality, the mind becomes more open to perceiving and thinking in new ways. This is an ideal position from which to learn.

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People take time for stories. If you want to maintain an audience’s attention, you’re more likely to do it through storytelling.

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Stories make dry information come alive.

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Stories create context for the learner to develop their thinking and make choices.

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Stories motivate the learners to inch closer to the learning goal, without any other persuasion.

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We as humans love to share stories, thus naturally supporting social learning.

In your opinion, who has managed to teach more effectively – Olive or Joy?

Stories engage the learner, accelerate the learning and help us remember information.

They inspire action and they spread easily!
Don’t just teach. Tell a story instead.

Explore storified learning at FocusU Academy.
Feel free to reach out to us at academy@focusu.com

About the Author

Arun Rao

Arun Rao

Arun is one of the co-founders of FocusU Engage. A restless soul who is always looking over the horizon, he is passionate about a vast canvas of topics ranging from building high-performance teams, leadership, innovation, marketing, copywriting, workshop facilitation, and Phantom comics

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