Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(11), pp. 2045 - 2055
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051121
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A Place for Digital Storytelling in Teacher Pedagogy


Anne-Marie Clarke *
Queens University, Belfast, N. Ireland

ABSTRACT

Traditional school subjects are challenged by the acceleration of access to knowledge in the new age of media available to both teachers and students. Teachers who are socialized into existing traditional practices are now encouraged to introduce technology into their pedagogy. This Paper explores a particular way in which teachers can creatively introduce a new and useful technology known as Instructional Digital Storytelling (IDS), guided by the Technological, Pedagogical and Content framework (TPACK) developed by Mishra and Koehler [1]. It illustrates how, through narrative inquiry, teacher experience of both the creation and use of Digital Storytelling for instructional purpose in a Secondary School setting, highlighted challenges, rewards, accelerated learning and developed a community of practice across subject disciplines. The focus is on the reconstruction of the experience of creating a Digital Story on four levels: a) Internal structures of blending voice over, imagery and sound to create a successful IDS; b) Experience of challenges and negotiations in crafting the story; c) Experience of sharing with students; d) Recognition of themes and patterns which may have emerged among the participants.

KEYWORDS
Digital Storytelling, Community of Practice, Technology Pedagogy Content Knowledge (TPACK) Instruction, Reflection

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Anne-Marie Clarke . "A Place for Digital Storytelling in Teacher Pedagogy." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.11 (2017) 2045 - 2055. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051121.