Yesterday I had the absolute privilege of seeing "Story Hui" in action. Story Hui is a tool developed by Liz Stevenson of Core Education for her PhD work. I have always loved story telling. I think it is an amazing way for all of us to make sense of the world, reflect, ponder and discover. In story hui, I heard two educators tell completely different stories about successful happenings in their classrooms. The story telling, discussion and questioning was extremely powerful.
This is the description of Story Hui:
Story Hui - a group process to envision success through storytelling and visual images.
More than just talking together, Story Hui involves working through a creative brief.
You take part in discovering and collectively building new ideas.
As a group, you uncover themes and patterns of success.
Story Hui is a unique way to evaluate learning. It builds on interpersonal relationships, collaboration and celebrates learning in many different forms.
Everyone has a story.
Questions led to a deeper understanding of the story and reflections from the storyteller.
Thinking aloud can lead you to an "a ha" moment.
What is next for the story teller?
How could this tool be used by students in the classroom?
What ways could this tool be used to promote reflective practice?
How can story hui be shared with others?
In the next few weeks, I'll be learning more about the story hui process. I can't wait to learn more and see it in action. Meanwhile, you can download the free story hui pdf book from the website.
My name is Ngaire Shepherd-Wills. This website is a record of my TeachNZ sabbatical, Term 2, 2013 and then I have continued to share my wonderings and discoveries about Innovative Learning Practices. I now work for CORE Education. Views are my own.