Anecdotal storytelling in the adult ESOL and literacy classroom

Telfer, Sarah ORCID: 0000-0002-6307-9735 and Bacova, Daniela ORCID: 0000-0001-5326-5801 (2018) Anecdotal storytelling in the adult ESOL and literacy classroom. Educationalfutures, 9 (1). ISSN 1758-2199

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Abstract

This study investigates how anecdotal stories were used as a pedagogic tool in the teaching practice of trainee ESOL and literacy teachers. It analyses how trainees utilised anecdotal storytelling to enhance a 'participatory' approach to ESOL/literacy teaching. The data was collected in the form of short reflective posts written by the trainee teachers and uploaded on a Virtual Learning platform. The analysis focuses on the posts describing the features, uses and purposes of anecdotes used in the ESOL/literacy classroom. It provides a theoretical framework capturing the form, content, and primary and secondary functions of anecdotal storytelling.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted version of a paper published in Educationalfutures, British Education Studies Association, 2018.
Uncontrolled Keywords: storytelling, anecdotes, ESOL/Literacy, teaching adults, participatory approaches
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Education
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 08:40
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 14:08
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1769

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