‘Let me tell you a story’

Our brains ‘privilege’ story. We’ll take a look at why this is so and share ideas for using stories in our curriculum plans. As Stephen Pinker, world renowned psychologist, says ‘Cognitive psychology has shown that the mind best understands facts when they are woven into a conceptual fabric, such as a narrative, mental map, or intuitive theory. Disconnected facts in the mind are like unlinked pages on the Web: They might as well not exist.

Mary Myatt

Education Advisor