If coherent narratives make sense, narrative fidelity represents the quality of the story. Or, does it fit into the hearer’s previous and prior understanding. Fisher (Narrative Paradigm guy) believes there are five ways that storytellers achieve narrative fidelity (‘ma...

In my last post I talked about the underpinnings of narrative theory. I mentioned OSU and the Project Narrative Project and I gave a brief overview of Fisher’s Narrative Paradigm. All of that information is great, but, as you (or your organization) considers using stor...

If you are not familiar, you should visit Ohio State’s Project Narrative page. I like the framework the OSU Project Narrative team provides for narrative theory. They say:

“Narrative theory starts from the assumption that narrative is a basic human strategy for coming t...

It is easy to get “lost” while visiting Oxford. Not lost in the physical sense (although, I’m wondering how many more terminal degrees I need to learn how to read Google maps…I have a terrible sense of direction) but lost in a world that is slower and more relaxed. Des...

Oxford may not be what we consider “cutting edge” in terms of pedagogy (although, some would argue the tried and true methods are still most effective) but programs like the Harris Manchester Institute are innovative and create an environment of collegial collaboration...

I am not even close to an Oxford authority, but the institution’s history is worth sharing. As some of you may know, Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. According to their “About” website, there is no formal foundation date but teaching, in s...

"So What" Summary: 

Story--

...is necessary for communication;

...can be a systematic framework for organizations;

...and provides a platform for persuasion.

Late last fall I submitted a proposal to travel to Oxford (yes, that “Oxford”). Bellarmine, graciously, provides one...

Universities must acknowledge the 21st century student. Students today want content that is valuable, interactive, and based on real-world issues. The “sage” on the stage model is viewed by many students as archaic and outdated. This new student necessitates a new prof...

I wanted to take a few moments and share thoughts about my week at Oxford University (I'm still here though...so the thoughts will be brief--I want to enjoy my time and, no offense, would you rather be immersed in Oxford or blog?). I am thankful for Bellarmine for a va...