Narrative Learning

“It is necessary only to be a master of the metaphor”
Aristotle 384-322BC

Listening to a Story awakens our minds.

Creativity is born first in the mind and is stimulated using creative problem-solving techniques. The creative learning process uses colours, shapes, symbols and metaphor to stimulate creativity and accelerate problem solving.

A metaphor is a figure of speech, founded on resemblance. It is not literal but figurative. Symbolism uses symbols to represent meaning. The everyday language we use is often “peppered” with metaphors and symbols.

Man pushing a boulder uphill

The Boulder

By Maggie Foster

The following story is an example of a creative learning process providing practice in creative thinking and reflection. Gender is unimportant. It is merely symbolic.

Contact Maggie Foster if you have any questions about this article or require further information about creative problem solving.