Religious Methods: What are some of the qualities of a good story?

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CHAPTER TWO

TRANSMISSION METHODS IN THE TEACHING OF RELIGIOUS

2b ii). What are some of the qualities of a good story?

Qualities of a good story

A good story should be:

  1. Relevant to what is being or is to be taught. It should also have important factual information no religion or issue being taught.
  2. Interesting, dramatic and exciting, evoking memories of vividness.
  3. Short, simple with a few characters.
  4. Suggesting and inspiring the student to action.
  5. Of a good moral, i.e. the good should be rewarded and evil punished.
  6. Convincingly real, i. containing authentic detail which will make the characters alive to the learners.
  7. Based on real life/Biblical/Quranic or African situation or be within learners’
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