Narrative—the stories we tell about ourselves and our worlds—is becoming the root metaphor for knowing. As each of us constructs a personal reality, it is organized as we put it into words. It is as if we construct a world for ourselves from the fragments of information at our disposal and then find we are held back or pushed ahead by the very constructions we create with our stories (Baur, 1994, p. xiv).
Baur, S. (1994). Confiding: A psychotherapist and her patients search for stories to live by. New York: HarperCollins.
Because the narrative process yields history, literature, and myth, and because it is central to the development of social and personal identity (culture and self)–because it is thematized (or emplotted) experience–it has inescapably to do with education and learning. (Hopkins, 1994, p. 127)
Hopkins, R. (1994). Narrative schooling: Experiential learning and the transformation of American education. New York: Teachers College Press.