In recent years there has been a massive revival of interest internationally in what story can offer to education. This book covers a range of issues at the heart of teaching history, such as the use of talk, the pitfalls of narrative as a pedagogical tool, translating curriculum content into lessons, story telling and story making. It also questions what it means to teach, the difficulties for teachers of remaining constructively critical of policy, and their own practice, during periods of national legislation and change.

chapter 1|17 pages

The Story of this Book

chapter 2|15 pages

Story in the Bones

chapter 3|21 pages

Making Meaning of Story and History

chapter 4|14 pages

History, Stories and Talk

chapter 5|17 pages

Storied Traditions of Pedagogy

chapter 6|16 pages

Why Stories Need Critics

chapter 7|20 pages

Making Tradition Critical?

chapter 8|19 pages

Translating Stories

chapter 9|22 pages

Story Across the Curriculum?