Empowering the Learner through Digital Animated Storytelling: Developing Innovative Learning Designs for the Multimodal Classroom

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Abstrakt

The advent of new media offer potentials for multimodal learning [1] to the learners. This also calls for new learning designs that fully make use of digital media and explore how they can be used to create a motivating and
meaningful learning environment that addresses the learner’s individual needs and different preferences for expression.
With the old norms for authority based on teacher centric classrooms changing, there is a need to develop ways that can engage, motivate and empower the learners to take part in learning activities that are inherently meaningful to each student. Storytelling and narrative is fundamental to the process of meaning making according to the seminal works of cultural psychologist Jerome Bruner [2].
.As the Canadian educational theorist Kieran Egan [3] suggests, there is an important relationship between storytelling and imagination because it is ”central to the general ability to make meaning out of experience.”
One way to design for narrative multimodal learning is to introduce the learners to the tools to make digital animated stories as a way to work with literacies in the classroom. In this way it may offer the learners a platform for meaningful involvement in the school, where they are intrinsically motivated to perform task that they feel are relevant in the context of the narrative universes they are creating, fostering selfefficacy and a sense of empowerment, which may be important to further learning experiences.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelInternational Conference The Future of Education : Conference Proceedings
RedaktørerPixel
Antal sider3
Vol/bind2
ForlagSimonelli Editore
Publikationsdato2012
ISBN (Trykt)9788876478093
StatusUdgivet - 2012
BegivenhedThe Future of Education - Florence, Italien
Varighed: 7 jun. 20128 jun. 2012

Konference

KonferenceThe Future of Education
Land/OmrådeItalien
ByFlorence
Periode07/06/201208/06/2012

Emneord

  • Digital storytelling
  • animation in education
  • multimodal learning

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