What can you tell us about the Storyline approach?

Storyline creates a partnership between the teacher and the learners in which the teacher designs the ‘line’ – the chapters of the story, and the learners create and develop the story. The line or plan aims at curricular content (knowledge) and skillspractice while the story provides the context within which the pupils feel motivation through ownership. They create the characters that will bring the story to life. The ‘line’ is designed in a series of key questions. Storyline is not only about knowledge and skills but also about feelings and attitudes.

Typically a Storyline topic will begin with an episode designed to create either the characters or the setting.