Story Structures for Learning Creative Learning

As part of MIT’s free online course on Creative Learning that I’m taking, they assigned us to learn something and teach something to the online community. After taking a helpful Project Management 101, I decided to give a Freemind talk on Story Structures in a way that could be useful for people across a broad spectrum of backgrounds.

It’s a little scary to post it here – at the intersection of my geek, educational and theatre practice. Those are all related, but not quite the same, or they might be different audiences, and so it feels like a risk to share between. Since, however, I’m interested in iterative development that means doing things in public. And getting feedback and other people’s thoughts

I had some screen capture issues so this is a slightly wonky recording. It starts about 8 minutes in as I try to give some context on the importance of thinking about many kinds of story structures. Also, there are typos and misspellings.


Freemind file (required Freemind – free/Java)
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Google DOC

Mentioned Links:
Small Wooden Shoe
Public Recordings

In talk:
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee
Ira Glass on Storytelling
Choreographers Handbook

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