Promoting learning and teaching through teacher stories

Tak Lan Rosa CHIU-CHING, Yim Mei Esther CHAN

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In this paper, two teacher educators explore the use of teacher stories to promote learning and teaching in various teacher education programs. We adopt Clandinin’s (1993) idea to view “teacher education as narrative inquiry” and Connelly and Clandinin’s (1988) concept that “narrative is the study of how humans make meaning of experience by endlessly telling and retelling stories about themselves that both refigure the past and create purpose in the future” (p. 24). Through our sharing of stories in teaching, we aim at stimulating students’ reflection (Schon, 1983) and resonance (Conle, 1996) to create learning. Storytelling becomes a tool for understanding the meaning of teachers’ lived experiences and construction of knowledge in learning and teaching in teacher education.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006


Chiu-Ching, R. T., & Chan, E. Y. (2006, April). Promoting learning and teaching through teacher stories. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: Education Research in the Public Interest, San Francisco, CA.


  • Teacher Education
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning


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