Possibility of Digital Storytelling as Career Education for the ‘Half’ Coming of Age

ID: 53919 Type: Roundtable
  1. Kumi Takeichi, Tokaigakuen University Faculty of Humanities, Japan

Thursday, March 21 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Location: Celebrity Ballroom 3 View on map

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Abstract: This research is a report on a digital storytelling workshop by 10year-old children celebrating their “Half” Coming of Age Ceremony. In the workshop, 20-year-old college students, who recently came of age, became facilitators and explored ideas about the “past,” the “present,” and the “future” with the children through video-making. Interacting in this way makes them aware of their own lives, as well as the lives of others. The researchers discovered the potential for a career education activity; looking back on their lives and considering future goals and dreams helped the children understand their personalities and develop positive attitudes and abilities for the future. 20-year-old students also engaged in self-reflection during their interaction with the children and contemplated their own experiences and feelings, as well as their future goals and dreams.


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