Weekly Reflection Podcast 12: The Power of Narrative

by Gina Merys, Assistant Director for Faculty & Graduate Student Development, Reinert CTTL

This is the Weekly Reflection podcast from Saint Louis University’s Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. Each week, we focus on a topic that fits with our theme for the 2012-2013 academic year, Engaging All Learners. Each reflection loosely follows the five-part Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation). The goal of this podcast is to provide an avenue into a space for thoughtful reflection on complex issues, rather than to provide answers to these issues.

The next reflection will be posted on Friday, November 29th. All reflections are archived for future use. For more information on this week’s topic, CTTL services, programs, or events please consult the website at http://slu.edu/cttl.

The full transcript is available by clicking here: Weekly Reflection Podcast 12: The Power of Narrative


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One Response to “Weekly Reflection Podcast 12: The Power of Narrative”

  1. I really appreciate this podcast, Gina, because it reminds me of how important it is to “dilate” teachable moments as instructive springboard narratives (to cross reference one of my favorite writers Phillip Lopate, who also edited The Art of the Personal Essay). I think Neil Fleming did a great job of using narrative to explore the updates on cognition and learning when he visited campus in October too. Thoughtful meditation, Gina. Thanks for sharing this with everyone.