This study investigates how anecdotal stories were used as a pedagogic tool in the teaching practice of trainee ESOL and literacy teachers. It analyses how trainees utilised anecdotal storytelling to enhance a ‘participatory’ approach to ESOL/literacy teaching. The data was collected in the form of short reflective posts written by the trainee teachers and uploaded on a Virtual Learning platform. The analysis focuses on the posts describing the features, uses and purposes of anecdotes used in the ESOL/literacy classroom. It provides a theoretical framework capturing the form, content, and primary and secondary functions of anecdotal storytelling.
Anecdotal Storytelling in the Adult ESOL and Literacy Classroom
Telfer, S. and Bacova, D. (2018) Anecdotal Storytelling in the Adult ESOL and Literacy Classroom. Educationalfutures, [online] Vol. 9(1). Available at: https://educationstudies.org.uk/?p=9712 [Accessed 10 Aug, 2020].