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Educative Value of Digital Storytelling

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60013-0_81-1



While the “digital” modifier has an outsize influence in suggesting the engagement, relevance, and ultimately, educative value of storytelling, we want to take a deliberate and critical analysis of these concepts to firmly establish the credentials of this practice, not just as a literacy practice, but also as a means to expand the boundaries of instruction in a classroom. Here, it would appear that the public imagination is quick to suppose that anything “digitalized” is magically superior to its non-digital counterpart. Digital storytelling, or storytelling more generally, can fulfil axiologicalpurposes for learning, along with creating an instructional context that can be deeply meaningful to learners. We situate these claims in the nature of stories, and the nature of knowledge itself, but nonetheless argue that the end result is not the linear sum of these parts – while synergistic gains are...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Research in Pedagogy and PracticeNational Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

Section editors and affiliations

  • Don Passey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational ResearchLancaster UniversityLancasterUK