Our new, remotely recorded podcast series — Storytime with Nick Boddington — takes an insightful (and sometimes playful!) look at the role story can play in exploring challenging PSHE topics in a safe and effective way.
In episode 1 Nick Boddington — founding PSHE Association Subject Specialist and voice of authority on all things PSHE — reflects on the use of ‘story’ as a powerful route into learning in PSHE education. Nick offers some best-practice considerations for using story effectively in a classroom setting, and gives some examples of where seemingly ‘simple’ tales can provoke complex questions and a deeper understanding of important concepts. You’ll never read Six-Dinner Sid in the same way again!
*** In episode 2** Nick considers some ways of deconstructing a story, including using case studies and ‘timeline’, in order to help us use it to explore issues and strategies in PSHE. Join Nick for this fascinating journey into the medium of story, paved with vital psychological insights on ‘critical’ and ‘crunch’ moments — exploring how our young people can access their learning when they need it most — and social norms.