I would check with the Scottish Storytelling Centre and the NSN for up to date research in Classroom. Bea Ferguson might be a good contact for you in Scotland, as for NSN I don't have a name for you. So glad it's still exciting!!! Hope we can see the end results when they happen.
spotted your note to Clare on looking at storytelling and neuroscience. I'm not coming from an educational perspective, but I am reading performance theorists work based on cognitive linguistics - specifically conceptual blending - and looking at that theory and its connections with neuroscience to try and understand how storytelling "works" in a performance context. Also emergent neurological theories of visual intentionalism
think there is much possibly coming up in the fields...
What a great site PS has become and what a great community of tellers. Forgive me for being so late in greeting you. My heart decided to throw a little surprise party at the emergency room... not a heart attack just Pericarditis (non-lethal... only painful condition). I am recovering nicely, was able to go ahead and get married and move. So you might forgive my late greeting. Hope you join some of the groups... mine will pick back up as I get more settled into our new routines. Anyway... welcome to PS and I hope you learn to love it and this wonderful collection of tellers as much as I do.