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ERIC Number: EJ1069732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
Digital Storytelling for Transformative Global Citizenship Education
Truong-White, Hoa; McLean, Lorna
Canadian Journal of Education, v38 n2 2015
This article explores how digital storytelling offers the potential to support transformative global citizenship education (TGCE) through a case study of the Bridges to Understanding program that connected middle and high school students globally using digital storytelling. Drawing on a TGCE framework, this research project probed the curriculum and digital stories using a multimodal critical discourse analysis. The findings of this study showed that digital storytelling, as integrated into the curriculum, enhanced student engagement with non-mainstream perspectives and self-reflection. However, the core elements of discussing controversial issues, analyzing systemic causes/impacts of global problems, and determining collective action responses required critical pedagogical practices beyond those embedded within the digital storytelling curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India; Washington
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