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ERIC Number: EJ951265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0077-5762
My Family, My Story: Representing Identities in Time and Space through Digital Storytelling
Pahl, Kate
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v110 n1 p17-39 2011
Digital storytelling is increasingly used within educational and out-of-school settings, particularly in informal learning contexts such as after-school projects and those involving young people. The process of making digital stories harnesses I/identities, including affect, emotion, and home funds of knowledge (identities), as well as "ways of acting, interacting, feeling, believing, valuing" (Identities). Digital storytelling is a mode of representation, which offers I/identity possibilities, and a medium for "curating the self" (Potter, 2010), which can then extend the reach of representation for those who might not access meaning-making in school so successfully. Digital storytelling involves decisions about selecting modes, that is, the particular forms of representation needed to make the story. By pulling apart and critically analyzing these modal choices, the power of digital storytelling as a medium for expressing I/identities is clear, and moments of modal choice are excavated as traces of identity in practice. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States