Lewis Stewart

How storytelling gives science lessons a happy ending

After realising that his students were struggling to grasp complex processes in chemistry lessons, Lewis Stewart used a research-based approach to turn these concepts into narratives that are more memorable – and his tales have had a happy ending

How storytelling gives science lessons a happy ending

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin. Story time may be among the things you’d least expect to find in a science class. But when Lewis Stewart, director of innovation and research at Sir William Stanier School in Crewe, Cheshire, and science lead for the Learning Alliance multi-academy trust, realised that his students’ working memories were being overloaded with complicated ideas, he and his colleagues turned to the power of stories to simplify things. Stewart explains how they did it.

Tes: This project began with the identification of some common issues across science lessons

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