Teaching Assistants' Training Program

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, 130 St. George Street, Robarts Library, 4th floor

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Storytelling in STEM Fields (Online)

Friday, March 31, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Friday, March 31, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Stories can be used to illustrate even the most complex and abstract ideas. They engage our thinking, emotions, and imagination. Integrating narrative into lectures and tutorials or inviting students to create their own stories invites an active, reflexive engagement with the material. It also helps with learning because stories are easy to remember, and it can be an effective method for engaging students and promoting equity and diversity in the classroom. Across disciplines and depending on what an educator’s teaching goals are there might be different strategies to approach storytelling in teaching. In this workshop, we will explore how storytelling can be used in STEM fields and we will see hands-on techniques for implementing storytelling in math and science education to improve engagement and promote diversity.