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Digital storytelling

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to find – to tell – to share

We all like telling stories. We all wish to leave traces for the future. Everyone has a hidden, buried story. By the digital storytelling anyone can find their own voice.

Project framework
Divers funding programs (EU Grundtvig Lifelong Learning, Leonardo, Learning partnership, Swiss Contribution)

Project coordinator
David Bán, Viktória Mihalkó, Balázs Nagy, Hungary (www.storycenter.hu), Anthropolis Association

Partner countries
Divers by the different partnerships (Italy, UK, Germany, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Switzerland)

Target group
Mostly adult learners and students from age 12
Objectives
Promoting and understanding the importance of the personal narratives, organizing digital storytelling workshops for different age groups and with different aims

Project description

Digital storytelling is a relatively new term which describes the new practice of ordinary people who use digital tools to tell their ‘story’ (digital narratives). Digital stories often present in compelling and emotionally engaging formats, they are usually 2-3 minutes long.
One can define digital storytelling as the process by which diverse peoples share their life story and creative imaginings with others.
During the digital storytelling workshops the participants will design and produce a 2-3 minute digital story. Sharing stories can lead to positive change. Personal narratives can touch viewers deeply, moving them to reflect on their own experiences, modify their behaviour, treat others with greater compassion, speak out about injustice, and become involved in civic and political life. Whether online, in social media or local communities, or at the institutional/policy level, the sharing of stories has the power to make a real difference, to understand, to learn from the stories, from each others.

 

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  1. Avatar of Adrienn

    Adrienn

    15 November 2014

    I’m teaching art in a second chance high school for socialy challanged students. I don’t know to much about this technique but I will check it out more… I think I will have some questions later.

    • Avatar of Panni

      Panni

      15 May 2015

      Szia Adrienn, mondd nyugodtan, ha bármilyen kérdés felmerülne!

  2. Avatar of Teresa

    Teresa

    17 November 2014

    Storytelling is great,,,
    I’ve been working with adults and children witn storytelling and music…

    Also with children aged 3. During the activities of a project presneted here on the ARTES platform: PINOKIO.
    The experience in piloting PINOKIO with our very young children was all about how telling stories and experiment with innovative modalities to engage the little ones in active listening. It was rewarding to notice that the content of a story could be used by children for simple dramatizations or drawing with coloured pencils and with the use of the computer (Tux Paint).
    There has been a lot to learn from the training, especially about the importance of children’s literature to expand social inclusion. We aim to use the acquired skills in storytelling within the classroom.
    Parents were very interested and many mums took part in the PINOKIO activities. They shared stories from their countries and were encouraged to use children’s folk stories and fairy tales with their children at home. They were explained why and how children’s literature from around the world is a valid support in education and enjoyed very much the storytelling sessions. They were also encouraged to learn Tux Paint and engage their children with creative expressions around a story by using a medium that is already, or soon will be, a part of their life.

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    Maria

    27 November 2014

    I took part in the workshop on storytelling during The Artes Conference in Florence and found it very interesting. Since then, I have been exploring the subject and have been looking for inspiration. Have a look at my “search results”: a speech given by Jan Blake “A story, a story! Let it come, let it go!” at TEDxWarsaw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MgpAG2sobk

    And there is the second one I found – I guess more related to the theme of this forum. The speaker combines the technology with storytelling.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/joe_sabia_the_technology_of_storytelling#t-132305

    Both of them worth looking at and impressive!

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