As a storyteller, lecturer in teacher education (and former teacher), and an author myself on the role of storytelling in teaching, I was very much looking forward to reviewing this volume. I hope that I can give a reasonable account of the range of the content, and offer some critique of the potential usefulness of […]
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This review appeared in the wonderful New View magazine, 4th Quarter Autumn 2016, and was written by Trevor Dance. This is an edited extract. To find out more about New View, visit their (new and beautiful!) website here.
Paul Matthews’ (I quote) ‘source book for poets and teachers, and for all who wish to develop the life of the imagination’ is a classic which I’ve lived with since it first came out i
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