Telling Tales: Students' Learning Stories

Jacqueline Harrett, Karen Fitzgibbon


This paper outlines research conducted with undergraduate students. By listening to students' learning experiences the authors were able to support them and develop ways to enable them to become more effective learners. Sharing their learning stories helped students establish a sense of community as they realised the commonality of many experiences. Reflection on learning also helped them to resolve issues from the past and move forward in a more positive spirit. Through talking and telling, thinking and reflecting the student voice becomes more audible and the tutor/student relationship more conducive to successful learning.


learning, reflection, sharing, stories, experiences

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ISSN: 1759-667X