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Developing Voice in Digital Storytelling Through Creativity, Narrative and Multimodality
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Child and Youth Studies. (Förskoledidaktik)
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Media, Technology and Life Long Learning, ISSN ISSN 1504-4831, Vol. 6, no 2, 148-160 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

For Simon, who is nine years old, reading and writing are obstacles rather than tools. However, when offered the opportunity to create digital stories, Simon becomes deeply engaged. He creates complex stories within different genres based on a variety of subjects. He both expresses and creates meaning through his digital storytelling. He develops what Elbow calls ´voice.´ In the paper I argue that digital storytelling became a resource for Simon which triggered his interest in literacy because of two specific features: multimodality and narrative. Vygotsky’s work on development of  literacy and creativity comprise a theoretical point of departure and I claim that new media has the potential to play a significant role in this realm.

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Delhi: Kamla-Raj Enterprises , 2010. Vol. 6, no 2, 148-160 p.
Keyword [en]
Digital storytelling, narrative, multimodality
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
IT and learning
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-68875OAI: diva2:473953
Available from: 2012-01-08 Created: 2012-01-08 Last updated: 2012-01-09Bibliographically approved

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