Storytelling as an Instructional
Method Workshop: In search of Theoretical and Empirical Foundations
November 7 & 8, 2006
Conducted by: Dr. Dee H.
Andrews, Air Force Research Laboratory
Sponsored by: Dr. Jerome
R. Busemeyer and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Hosted by: The Cognitive
Engineering Research Institute
Welcome and Introduction;
Gagne’s Theories of Instruction and Campbell’s Theories of
Mythology: How they help us Understand Why Stories Work in Teaching;
Dee H. Andrews, Air Force Research Laboratory.
Design Theory for Story Based Instruction; William R.
Watson, Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis.
Scenario Based Training – Lessons from Development and
Implementation; Alan Spiker, Anacapa Sciences, Inc.
Problem-based Learning as an Instructional Strategy and Storytelling
as an Instructional Strategy; John Savery, University of
What’s so Special about Stories? A Review of Relevant Cognition
Literature; Russell J. Branaghan, Arizona State University
AXL.Net: Web-Enabled, Multimedia Case Method Instruction for
Accelerating Tacit Knowledge Acquisition in Leaders; Julia
M. Kim, University of Southern California.
Interactive Storytelling for Experience Management in Virtual World
Training Simulations; Mark Riedl, University of Southern
Tactical Knowledge Elicitation; Barbara A. Black, Army
Interactive Digital Storytelling: Synthesizing Storytelling
Theory, Training Theory, and Video Game Design Theory;
William R. Watson, Indiana University/Purdue University at
IMAT- Interactive Multisensor Analysis and Training;
Sandra K. Wetzel-Smith and Wallace H. Wulfeck, Space and Naval
Warfare Systems Center.
Break-out Session Summaries
All Workshop Notes Grouped by Themes the Breakout Groups were asked
to Address. This document presents the unedited notes that
were taken during each breakout session. It is organized around the
four main themes that breakout groups were asked to address. The
four main themes are; definition/theory, research issues, research
approach, and real world applications of storytelling method
research. The four breakout groups were; case-based method of
instruction, narrative-based, problem-based, and scenario-based.
All workshop notes are grouped by storytelling method
(case-based, narrative-based, problem-based, and scenario-based).
Each groups’ comments for all key themes
(definition/theory, research issues, research approach, and real
world applications) are clustered here.
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