Students experience their education with a stronger sense of purpose and ownership if they are actively building their story during their time at Boise State.
Why? Because stories have narrators and themes. They have pivotal moments of struggle and transformation. Stories communicate connections and deeper significance. As storytellers, Boise State students are empowered to understand and articulate the value of their educational experiences.
By the time they graduate, students who have been supported in storywork demonstrate the following:
- They have a system for collecting and organizing assignments and experiences;
- They are reflective learners who seek to understand the purpose of assignments, the connections between courses, and the correlation between discipline-specific skills and future goals;
- They can translate their skills and experiences, and share the story of their learning, for external audiences.