Share Paper: Using digital stories to develop a sense of being, belonging and becoming

  1. Ruth Geer, University of South Australia, Australia
  2. Bec Neill, University of South Australia, Australia
Thursday, June 28 2:45 PM-3:15 PM Oost

Abstract: Catering for diversity in the classroom can be a challenge, particularly with refugee and immigrant background students being at the forefront. Although the focus for these students is English language competency, there is little recognition of their own cultural richness and experiences. Digital stories were identified as a method of engaging students and valuing their funds of knowledge while also contributing to the school community. This activity was perceived as the enacted curriculum within a Year 6/7 class in a primary school in an inner suburb of an Australia capital city. The school community incorporates families from 22 cultures and ...