The personal statement: a tool for developing the pedagogical potential of storytelling in business management education?

Daniel Clarke*, Tom Cunningham

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This chapter explores use of the Personal Statement (PS) in creating instructional interventions designed to nurture, encourage, facilitate and help students become better learners. It contributes to the literature on passion-inspired learning by presenting the student-written PS as a starting point for identifying and developing passions to support student learning throughout the Higher Education curriculum. The chapter is presented in a play script format. It describes and reflects on an attempt to formally embed academic skills development in to a revised Business Management degree. But sometimes things do not go according to plan. We highlight the challenges and delineate lessons learned.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStories, Storytellers, and Storytelling
EditorsTom Vine, Sarah Richards
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter13
Pages281-304
Number of pages24
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9783031072345
ISBN (Print)9783031072338, 9783031072369
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

Keywords

  • personal statement
  • passion-inspired learning
  • higher education
  • pedagogy
  • business management education
  • student writing
  • academic skills
  • assessment
  • student engagement
  • play script form

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