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storyboarding curriculum material
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for bill law’s three-scene storyboarding

three-scene storyboarding is a narrative technique
for finding out 'what's going on?'
and working out 'what can I do about it?'

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handout- and display-images - as jpgs
curriculum material

You can download full-size versions of the images shown as facsimiles in the scheme-of-work.  The scheme is at:

It includes worked examples of storyboards, blank formats, and frameworks for display and discussion.  You can review and download all of this curriculum material here.

The frameworks can then be printed as A4 handouts, or displayed on a whiteboard.  The worked examples and blank formats print as A4 handouts. Use your computer’s ‘page set-up’ & ‘print’ dialogues to print at a size which suits your printer.  The formats will also print as A3 - which gives your students more room to work on them. 

There are four sets of material - one for each of the four sections in the scheme-of-work. This storyboarding material is designed to engage your students in reflection on any of their learning experiences.

phase 1 - making your story interesting

> what does a storyboard look like?
> can I try it out on somebody elseís story?
> where do people find new ideas for working life?
> whatís important in a story?
phase 2 - remembering what matters  
> what goes on at a turning-point?
> how do people sort out their memories?
> how will I sort out my important memories?
> how can I be sure Iíve included what's important?
phase 3 - showing so that people understand  
> what am I looking for in those scenes?
> how does it change if I stand back to question a story?
> can I stand back and question my own story?
phase 4 - futuring that makes things happen  
> how can I try-out with other people what I find ?
> what sort of plans can people make?
> what are my plans?
> how can I get all of this into useful shape to keep and use?

By working through it in this way your students become familiar with the processes of reflecting on experience. That means that you can use the scheme as an introduction to a series of learning events.  It is designed to engage reflection on learning for life - so that what is learned becomes useful to students.  Storyboarding 'my own' narrative in this way is particularly useful for such learning.  It sets up a process of interrogation - probing and questioning what experience can teach us.  Where life-role usefulness is the aim that ability to scrutinise experience is critical.

This material is therefore useful to teachers and scheme developers in all areas of personal-and-social development.


three-scene storyboarding is wholly owned by
Dr Bill Law at the Career-learning Café

trialing for further development is under way at
The Centre for Guidance Studies and others at The University of Derby



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