Perry, Edwards and Janzen explore the positive effects of instructional strategies that employ a specific category of art, narrative fiction, on the engagement of nursing and health disciplines students in online education. Narrative fiction-based instructional strategies featured in this chapter include: methods that use clips or trailers from television dramas or movies (“Minute at the Movies”); strategies that use digital images including photovoice, photo cascade, photo montage, and photostory; and techniques that employ music lyrics (“My Music Moments”). The authors find that online engagement is enhanced by using narrative fictions for a range of reasons, not least because they help students to meet basic psychological and intellectual needs that can be more difficult to satisfy without face-to-face interaction.
|Title of host publication
|Professional Education with Fiction Media
|Subtitle of host publication
|Imagination for Engagement and Empathy in Learning
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 Jan. 2019