Event Title

The Role of Narrative Texts in a Liberal Arts Curriculum

Location

Diamond 242

Start Date

30-4-2015 1:20 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 2:25 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

A brief lecture on narrative texts, how we process them, and how they differ from expository texts. At a liberal arts school like Colby College, students are assigned readings of both narrative and expository texts. We will attempt to distinguish these two types of text and how their processing is reflected differently in learning outcomes. Narrative and expository texts communicate diverse educational messages and differ in their organization. Most research focuses on expository texts and their uses as a learning tool, but narrative texts serve as an important purpose as a way of invoking prior knowledge and drawing inferences. Narrative texts vary from expository texts in both the manner in which the texts communicate information and the organizational makeup of the texts.

Faculty Sponsor

Jen Coane

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Psychology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1207

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Apr 30th, 1:20 PM Apr 30th, 2:25 PM

The Role of Narrative Texts in a Liberal Arts Curriculum

Diamond 242

A brief lecture on narrative texts, how we process them, and how they differ from expository texts. At a liberal arts school like Colby College, students are assigned readings of both narrative and expository texts. We will attempt to distinguish these two types of text and how their processing is reflected differently in learning outcomes. Narrative and expository texts communicate diverse educational messages and differ in their organization. Most research focuses on expository texts and their uses as a learning tool, but narrative texts serve as an important purpose as a way of invoking prior knowledge and drawing inferences. Narrative texts vary from expository texts in both the manner in which the texts communicate information and the organizational makeup of the texts.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/80