Special issue No 13 (1), 2018 – The Central Role of Narration in Education


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The Central Role of Narration in Education

Since the times of the Ancient Greeks the literary narrations expressed in the form of myths, memorable tragedies, epopees, etc. were considered the main source of knowledge about the origin and the purpose of human life, as well as the pattern of virtuous behavior. As incredible as it may seem, while reading Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics we realize that the number of literary references to the behavior of fictitious characters far exceeds those of historical characters or those belonging to the contemporary political establishment.  

Nowadays such philosophers as Paul Ricoeur, Alasdair MacIntyre or David Carr, often rowing against the tide, defend the central role of literary narrations in the broadly understood process of education. Moreover, some of these thinkers and theoreticians do not limit themselves to speculative and abstract procedures but also make remarkable and highly successful efforts to put these ideas into practice. Let us mention the paradigmatic Knightly Virtues Project, carried out by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtue, which was led by professors David Carr, Kristjan Kristjansson and others.  

The main theme of this volume of the Multidisciplinary Journal of School Education is precisely the central role of narration in school education in the broadest sense of the term, encompassing the pre-school levels, primary and secondary, university as well as other properly educational institutions and even some other institutions in which education through narration may take place, like certain enterprises in which “story telling” is used as a remarkably efficient tool in the fostering of the values, virtues and competences belonging to the mission and the vision of such an establishment.   

Apart from the thematic section of the volume, there is also space for articles concerning miscellaneous aspects of school education, as well as book reviews and conference reports.  

Marcin Kaźmierczak  

Paweł Kaźmierczak