English as a second language (ESL) settings lend themselves more easily and naturally than others to storytelling-based discussions and activities that integrate faith and learning. Stories and storytelling offer students from diverse backgrounds a compelling mechanism for understanding their world and creating shalom learning community conducive to the restoration of wholeness of the learners. This qualitative study explores the perceptions and lived teaching experience of Christian teachers regarding the integration of faith and learning in ESL settings through using storytelling. Findings indicated that storytelling is an effective tool for the integration of faith and learning in ESL settings. Using storytelling in ESL settings helped the participants and their English language learners know themselves, develop Christian thinking, promote social justice, and foster mutual understanding.
Atta-Alla, Monir Nazir
"Using Storytelling to Integrate Faith and Learning: The Lived Experience of Christian ESL Teachers,"
International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal: Vol. 7
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol7/iss2/6