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Using Stories to Develop Learning, 2019/20, Semester 1
Becky Cherriman
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Bassot, B. 2016. Reflective journal. London: Palgrave Macmillan.     

Parkinson, R. 2009. Transforming Tales: How Stories Can Change People. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley.‌     




Bell, J. 2015. 52: Write a poem a week. Start now. Keep going. Warwickshire: Nine Arches Press.

Bettelheim, B. 1978. The uses of enchantment : the meaning and importance of fairy tales. Harmondsworth:Penguin

Bickham, J.M. 1998. 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes. Cincinnati: Writer’s Digest Bks., U.S.

Booker, C. 2017. The seven basic plots : why we tell stories. London Etc.: Continuum.  

Campbell, J. 1949. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Princeton: Princeton UP

Campbell, L., Campbell, B. and Dickinson, D. 2004. Teaching & learning through multiple intelligences. Boston: Allyn And Bacon.

Chatton, B. 1993. Using poetry across the curriculum : a whole language approach. Phoenix, Ariz.: Oryx Press.  

Cowley, S. 2005. Letting the buggers be creative. London ; New York: Continuum.

Crawford, A. 2014. Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself. London: Jonathan Cape.

Derrida J (1976). Of Grammatology. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.

Donaldson, J., Scheffler, A. and Staunton, I. 2007. The Gruffalo.

Dunbar, R.I.M. 2014. How conversations around campfires came to beProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111(39), pp.14013–14014.

Egan, K. 1988. Imagination and Education. New York: Teachers College, Columbia University

Egan, K. 1989. Teaching as story telling. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Fergusson, R. and Penguin 1985. The Penguin rhyming dictionary. London: Penguin Books.

Fox, D.L. and Kathy Gnagey Short 2003. Stories matter : the complexity of cultural authenticity in children’s literature. Urbana, Illinois: National Council Of Teachers Of English.

Fry, S. 2007. The Ode Less TravelledUnlocking The Poet Within. Arrow.

Gersie, A. and King. N. 1990. Storymaking in Education and Therapy. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Goldberg, N. 2016. Writing down the bones : freeing the writer within. Boulder, Colorado: Shambala.

Grimm, J. and W. 2004. Complete fairy tales. London; New York: Routledge

Heffron, J. 2012. The writer’s idea book : how to develop great ideas for fiction, nonfiction, poetry & screenplays. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer’s Digest ; Newton Abbot.

Hunt, C. and Sampson, F. 2005. The self on the page : theory and practice of creative writing in personal development. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.  

King, S. 2012. On writing : a memoir of the craft. London: Hodder.

Klages, M. 2015. Literary theory : a guide for the perplexed. London, Uk and New York: Continuum International Publishing Group.

Klein, G. 1985. Reading into racism: bias in children's literature and learning materials London: Routledge

Grugeon, E. Gardner, P. 2000. The art of storytelling for teachers and pupils : using stories to develop literacy in primary classrooms. London: David Fulton

Goodson, F. et al. 2010. Narrative learning. London: Routledge

Hunt, P. 1994. An introduction to children's literature. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press

Hunt, P. 1999. Understanding children's literature. London: Routledge

Paley, V.G. 1990. The Boy who would be a helicopter The Uses of Storytelling in the Classroom. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP

Pritzker, D. 2012. Narrative analysis of ‘hidden stories’: a potential tool for teacher trainingTeacher Development16(2), pp.199–215.

Sansom, P. 2007. Writing poems. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Bloodaxe Books Ltd.

Smith, D., Schlaepfer, P., Major, K., Dyble, M., Page, A.E., Thompson, J., Chaudhary, N., Salali, G.D., Mace, R., Astete, L., Ngales, M., Vinicius, L. and Migliano, A.B. 2017. Cooperation and the evolution of hunter-gatherer storytellingNature Communications8(1).

Stallings, F. 1988. The web of silence: storytelling’s power to hypnotise. The National Storytelling JournalSpring/Summer 1988. Available online:

Thomas, V. and Paul, K. 2016. Winnie the Witch. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

VanderMeer, J. 2013. Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction. New York: Abrams.

Vygotsky, L.S. 1990. Imagination and Creativity in ChildhoodSoviet Psychology28(1), pp.84–96.

Xerri, D. 2014. Schools as “Poetry-Friendly Places”: Michael Rosen on Poetry in the CurriculumArts Education Policy Review115(4), pp.151–158.


Aguilera, M. & Mediz, A. 10/2003. Video games and education: Education in the Face of a “Parallel School”. Computers in Entertainment (CIE)

Alexander. B. 07/2008. Games for Education. EDUCAUSE review.. Volume 43 (4).

Appleyard, J. A. 1990. Becoming a reader : the experience of fiction from childhood to adulthood Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Barthes, R. 1977. Image, music, text New York: Noonday

Bonney, J. 2000. Extreme exposure : an anthology of solo performance texts from the twentieth century. New York: Theatre Communications Group

Bratton, J. S. 1981. The impact of Victorian children's fiction. London: Croom Helm

Carpenter, H. 1985. Secret Gardens: Study of the Golden Age of Children’s Literature. London: Unwin

Carroll, L. 1998. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. England: Penguin Books

Charon, R, and Montello, M. 2002. Stories matter : the role of narrative in medical ethics New York: Routledge

Clark Pope, D. 2001. "Doing school" : how we are creating a generation of stressed out, materialistic, and miseducated students. New Haven; London: Yale University Press

Crimmens, P. 2006. Drama therapy and storymaking in special education . London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Denning, S. 2001. The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations. Boston: Butterworth/Heinemann

Egan, K. 1992. Imagination in teaching and learning : ages 8 to 15. London: Routledge

Frank, A. 1995. The wounded storyteller : body, illness, and ethics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

Gee, J.P. 2007. What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy. New York; Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Gray, W. 2009. Fantasy, myth and the measure of truth : tales of Pullman, Lewis, Tolkien, MacDonald and Hoffmann. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Hunt, P. 1994. An introduction to children's literature. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press

Hunt, P. 1999. Understanding children's literature. London: Routledge

Ito, M. 2010. Hanging out, messing around, and geeking out : kids living and learning with new media. Cambridge, Mass; London: MIT Press

Johnstone, K. 1999 . Impro for storytellers : theatresports and the art of making things happen. London: Faber and Faber

Jones, R. et al. (eds). 2008. Education and imagination : post-Jungian perspectives. East Sussex: Routledge

Juul, J. 2013. The art of failure : an essay on the pain of playing video games. Cambridge, Massachusetts, London: The MIT Press

Koster, R. 2005. A theory of fun for game design. Arizona: Paraglyph Press

Langellier, K.M. and Peterson E.E.. 2004. Storytelling in daily life : performing narrative Philadelphia: Temple UP

Lesnik-Oberstein, K. 1994. Children's literature : criticism and the fictional child. Oxford: Clarendon Press

Madden, M. 2006. 99 ways to tell a story : exercises in style. London: Jonathan Cape

McAdams, D.P. 1993. The stories we live by : personal myths and the making of the self. New York: Guilford

McKernan, J. 2008. Curriculum and imagination : process theory, pedagogy and action research. London: Routledge

McGonigal, J. 2011. Reality is broken : why games make us better and how they can change the world. London: Jonathan Cape

Morgan, J. and Rinvolucri, M. 1983 . Once upon a time : using stories in the language classroom. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press

O'Neil, H.F. and Perez, R.S. 2007. Computer games and team and individual learning. Amsterdam; Oxford: Elsevier

Paley, V.G. 1992. You can't say you can't play Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP

Salen, K. (ed) 2008. The ecology of games : connecting youth, games, and learning. Cambridge; Massachusett; London: MIT Press

Sheldon, L. 2012. The multiplayer classroom : designing coursework as a game. USA: Course Technology, Cengage Learning.

Stephens, J. 04/2013. On Fantasy. Journal of Children’s Literature, Volume 39 (1).

Tolkien, J.R.R. 1975. Tree and leaf London: Allen and Unwin

Tyrell, J. 2001. The power of fantasy in early learning. London: Routledge/Falmer

White, H. 1987. The content of the form : narrative discourse and historical representation: Baltimore. Johns Hopkins UP

Whitton, N. & Moseley. 2012. A. Using games to enhance learning and teaching : a beginner's guide. New York and London: Routledge

Woodhouse, H. 2017. Contrasting Views of Emotion in Learning: Alfred North Whitehead and Jerome BrunerInterchange. 48(3), pp.217–230.  

Yorke, J. 2013. Into the woods : how stories work and why we tell them. Great Britain: Penguin Books

Zipes, J. 1986. Don't bet on the prince : contemporary feminist fairy tales in North America and England. London: Methuen

This list was last updated on 14/10/2019