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All cultures of which I know use story-telling with children and sometimes even with adults. Why is this practice so popular across cultures and educational levels? And how could the world of education benefit from it? Read more The Neuroscience of Narrative and Memory at


Watch a video and read an article explaining the connection with a research report at

And yes, there is a connection…

Interesting study results at

In Four reasons to avoid ‘learning styles’ – and one alternative at

Never underestimate the role of metacognition!  More at


Research has identified three levels of reporting on metacognitive processes:

1. Verbalization of knowledge that is already in a verbal state (such as recalling what happened in a story).

2. Verbalization of nonverbal knowledge (such as recalling how one solved a Rubik’s Cube).

3. Verbalization of explanations of verbal or nonverbal knowledge (such as explaining how one makes use of the rhetorical structures of a story as one reads).

Only this third level of metacognitive process has been linked to improved results in problem solving.

Everyone must know these facts. 

Bottom line:  Use or lose it.

The more learning, the better, that is the bottom line.  Watch it at