Ideas Taking Root: Deepening Learning Through Biological Storytelling with Grade 11 Boys

  • Boys and Stories (2018-19)

Despite engaging in a variety of different teaching strategies, my Year 11 Biology students were underperforming in their plant unit. Inspired by the IBSC action research theme, Boys and Stories: Pathways to Learning, I developed a new framework for our lessons. Using the components of a short story (setting, character, conflict, plot, obstacles, development), information about each plant phylum was reorganized to make the storied nature of science explicit.