“We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.”-Jimmy Neil Smith, Director of the International Storytelling Center
Motivating early school leavers to re-enter lifelong learning and vpreventing young people at risk to prematurely drop out of school or vocational education.
Digital storytelling is a creative way to communicate stories, experiences or ideas using the potential of the tools offered by the web. This type of narrative is built by putting together various elements that can be combined such as video, audio, text, images, maps.
Well-told stories are very powerful artefacts.
A particular type of storytelling is the one based on maps: digital story mapping.
Story mapping is a technique that utilizes graphic organizers and combines interactive maps and multimedia content into user experiences. Story Maps use geographical location to present information and tell the story of a place, event, issue, trend, or pattern in a geographic context.
“Story Maps” initiative has opened the possibility for anyone to tell and share their story (http://storymaps.esri.com/)
The research phase is based on the results of previous projects related to early school leavers and on the topics of digital mapping and storytelling. It explores policies at different scales, strategies for engagement, the reported use of tools, pedagogical approaches, success stories and concludes with recommendations that influence the next stage of the project.
Producing training modules
Depending on the results of the research, the project foresees the production of the following modules:
- How to tell a life story;
- Learning module: Media production skills.
These two outputs are the learning modules for the training course that will take place in Palermo in September 2017 during which early school leavers will be trained to gain digital competences; then, they will put them into practice by producing visual materials that later will be presented to the public.
Pilot documentation, exhibition of digital stories and publication
Based on the different modules elaborated, each partner organization will engage with a group of early school leavers and test the modules on spot.
The last project activities include: a learning module targeting early school leavers at risk, an exhibition of digital stories and a publication.
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