Eurospectives 2.0: Digital storytelling in school education

Event Date

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 to Thursday, July 16, 2020
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The Eurospectives Course aims at introducing digital storytelling in the classroom with an emphasis on supporting young learners in telling their stories and their perspectives as active citizens and crucially combining digital storytelling with aspects of the curriculum. In addition, it aims at enhancing the quality and relevance of digital learning in education and youth work by developing innovative approaches in project-based learning, content delivery, assessment of digital and other 21st century skills. The approach will enable unskilled (young) learners to share their project ideas and stories, make their voices heard, and participate as active European citizens.

The course will be delivered by Ellinogermaniki Agogi Greece and Centro de Formacion e Recursos (CFR) Vigo.

The course is relevant to teachers of young learners (7-18 years) in formal education and informal settings, who are interested in introducing digital storytelling in their repertoire of educational approaches.

The maximum number of participants is 25, given restrictions concerning group work. A first-come-first-serve policy will apply.

The training will be delivered solely online, over a period of 3 weeks, with five 3-hour sessions in five days and another 5 hours of self/group-work. The course will be delivered through Webex.

Knowledge of English is essential, though Spanish participants attending from the premises of Centro de Formacion e Recursos (CFR) Vigo will be offered live interpretation.

The course is a mixture of introductory ideas and more advance techniques in the use of digital storytelling in the classroom with an emphasis in working with students towards building a story.

Taught and study activities will include:

 Building a story-world

  • Creating characters to populate the story world
  • Advancing the story by getting characters to act within the story-world in pursuit of their goals
  • Working with non-fiction formats
  • Producing mindmaps of what their world is or photographing it from their perspective and describing their world from their perspective
  • Working with journeys (instead of characters)
  • Working with basic (open) technology
  • Working on/with videos
  • Working on fundamental challenges such as climate change in the classroom

The course aims at strategies to support students understand the value and role of storytelling in learning and experiment with aspects of it in their work in projects (for example). It also aims at facilitating critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving creativity, etc.

Aside from the proposed content, learning outcomes will also focus on:

  • Digital Literacy – the ability to communicate with an ever-expanding community to discuss issues, gather information, and seek help
  • Global Literacy – the capacity to read, interpret, respond, and contextualize messages from a global perspective
  • Visual Literacy – the ability to understand, produce, and communicate through visual images
  • Technology Literacy – the ability to use computers and other technology to improve learning, productivity, and performance
  • Information or Media Literacy – the ability to find, evaluate and synthesize information.

Participants will be given certificates by the Eurospectives 2.0 Erasmus+ project and by CFR Vigo (the official training body of the region of Calicia in Spain).

The course has been developed and organized in the contest of the Erasmus+  project Eurospectives 2.0. Eurospectives 2.0 (https://eurospectives.info/) stands for encouraging European learners in telling their stories and their perspectives as active citizens. As a spin-off of the strategic partnership, “Digital Natives”, the partnership identifies good practices and lifelong approaches in digital learning and digital storytelling. The project aims to enhance the quality and relevance of digital learning offer in education and youth work by developing innovative approaches and disseminating best practices in the assessment of digital skills. The approach will enable unskilled learners to share their stories, make their voices heard, and participate as active European citizens. The consortium is made up of partners from across several European countries including Germany, the UK, Spain, Greece, Italy and Denmark and it is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

For more info about the program and how to attend please visit: http://esia.ea.gr/training/eurospectives-2-0-digital-storytelling-in-sch...

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