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ERIC Number: EJ858390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
Digital Storytelling in Teacher Education: Creating Transformations through Narrative
Skouge, James R.; Rao, Kavita
Educational Perspectives, v42 n1-2 p54-60 2009
Stories are important resources in the repertoire of the teacher. Storytelling is a powerful way in which to communicate experiences and to explore ideas. Using stories, the teacher takes her students on journeys of discovery that introduce them to new vistas of lived experience. In this article, the authors describe how they have used "digital storytelling" to teach the core values in their field of special education--an approach that honors cultural diversity and empowers students to reflect on and share their experiences. They provide an account of their work with students across the Pacific region with the various forms of digital storytelling and explain how, in several cases, they have put their ideas into practice. They demonstrate how the composition of digital stories can become an empowering experience for disabled students as well as a valuable learning tool for special education students. In addition, they explain how the digital stories can be used to provide authentic accounts of life in a variety of communities across the Pacific. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States