Exploring Narrative through Social media: An Approach to Conceptualizing Story, Inquiry, and Pedagogical Approaches

ID: 51892 Type: Full Paper
  1. Marie Heath, Towson University, United States
  2. Benjamin Gleason, Iowa State University, United States

Wednesday, March 28 4:15-4:45 PM Location: Edison A View on map

Presider: Bret Staudt Willet, Michigan State University, United States

Abstract: This paper explores the possibilities of narrative thinking, inquiry, and pedagogy as they intersect with the affordances of social media It examines the shared “commonplaces” of narrative and social media (ie, temporality, sociality, and place), and argues that narrative thinking and social media amplify the power of the other We conclude that the centrality of temporality, sociality, and place, as well as the emphasis on narrative as reality, in both narrative and social media, create powerful opportunities for new lines of inquiry and pedagogy in educational technology

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