ERIC Number: EJ950526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Introducing Digital Storytelling to Influence the Behavior of Children and Adolescents
Sawyer, Cheryl B.; Willis, Jana M.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v6 n4 p274-283 2011
Storytelling as a creative counseling tool for children is well supported in counseling literature (Bradley, Whiting, Hendricks, Parr, & Jones, 2008; Burns, 2004; Pehrsson, 2005). Storytelling, whether in the form of oral, pictorial, written, or film media, has been an essential element in the lives of mankind throughout history (McClean, 2007). Stories help in the exchange of experiences from one individual to another. Now with the growth and accessibility of multimedia tools, the practice of storytelling as a counseling tool with children can be expanded through the use of technology. The creation of the digital stories can be therapeutic for both the originator and the viewer. This article includes an introduction to digital storytelling and a description of a pilot program.
Descriptors: Story Telling, Pilot Projects, Student Behavior, School Counseling, Technology Uses in Education, Influences, Children, Adolescents, High Schools, Secondary School Students, Mass Media Effects, Program Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
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