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ERIC Number: EJ821238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Digital Storytelling as a Signature Pedagogy for the New Humanities
Benmayor, Rina
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v7 n2 p188-204 2008
This essay argues that digital storytelling is a hybrid, multimedia narrative form that enables critical and creative theorizing. As an assets-based social pedagogy, digital storytelling constructs a safe and empowering space for cross-cultural collaboration and learning. As illustration, the essay analyzes in detail one student story, using as primary evidence the story script, visual images from the digital story, and excerpts from a recorded interview with the author. It concludes that the process of digital story making and theorizing empowers and transforms students intellectually, creatively and culturally. Thus, digital storytelling can be seen as a signature pedagogy for the new Humanities in the 21st century.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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