Digital Storytelling as a Tool for Developing Diversity Awareness in Pre-Service teachers

ID: 52714 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Jessica DuBois, Ball State University, United States

Wednesday, March 28 10:35-10:55 AM Location: Edison F View on map

Presider: Kathleen Klinger, National University, United States

Abstract: Digital storytelling has emerged over the last decade as a pedagogical tool in K-12 education. Research on it’s use in higher education has emerged as a tool to help engage students in technology. While its use certainly increases digital literacy skills, its power as a narrative is often overlook. By creating a forum to critically reflect and examine emotions created by dominant groups and their belief systems, students re-examine their constructed realities about social norms and interactions with their own experiences and those of others.

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