The power of telling stories

Date and time: November 15th 2018, 12:15 – 13:15

Location: ETH Hönggerberg, Student project house, HPZ F floor

The power of telling stories: Teaching and learning using narrative

Stories convey meaning. They help us understand and make sense of the world. Using narratives in higher education can encourage reflection, build deep understanding, and stimulate critical thinking. In this event, teachers from different backgrounds share their approaches of using storytelling as a powerful teaching and learning tool.


  • Dr. Walter Karlen (D-HEST) will talk about how he used personas and other story telling elements in his course «Appropriate Health System Design»
  • Nicola Blum (D-MTEC) will talk about how she prepares students to use story telling in their pitches in her course «Sustainability Start-Up Seminar»