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Intergenerational storytelling
three facets of a new approach
Luca Botturi, ph.d.
Associazione seed, Switzerland

AL...
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web communication

social development
entrepreneurship

from 2007

social business
web development

employability

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stories & learning
•  Let me tell you a story…
•  Narration is a powerful way to convey knowledge and
stimulate lear...
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storytelling
•  Storytelling is the art of creating good stories well told
[McKee, 1997]

•  Creating a story is a p...
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digital storytelling
•  DS is the modern expression of the ancient art of
storytelling [Leslie Rule, 2008]
•  Storyt...
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what competences?
Stories
•  Expressing experience
•  Communicating
•  Learning
•  Imagination
Technologies:
•  Moti...
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the process
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The Fat Countess
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The Fat Countess
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The Vietnamese Dinner
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Children’s tales?
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three facets
•  Digital stories as a medium for intergenerational
dialogue
–  For example, The Fat Countess

•  Digi...
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summary
•  It works!
•  Why?
–  The story is the core
–  The narration activity is the engine
–  Digital media is a ...
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contacts
Associazione seed
Via al Chiosso 8, Porza
CH-6952 Canobbio
Switzerland
www.seedlearn.org
luca.botturi@seedl...
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  1. 1. seed Intergenerational storytelling three facets of a new approach Luca Botturi, ph.d. Associazione seed, Switzerland ALICE Final Conference Bucarest, 24.10.2013
  2. 2. seed web communication social development entrepreneurship from 2007 social business web development employability innovation projects International cooperation games Lugano services for non profit org 8 people (4 FTE) experiential learning digital storytelling
  3. 3. seed stories & learning •  Let me tell you a story… •  Narration is a powerful way to convey knowledge and stimulate learning [Egan, 1986; Bruner, 1990]. •  Informal education: –  Stories are a key instrument •  Formal education –  Stories are used only in some spaces –  Common in pre-primary and primary education –  It disappears in “serious education”, excep for case studies
  4. 4. seed storytelling •  Storytelling is the art of creating good stories well told [McKee, 1997] •  Creating a story is a powerful learning process, at least as much as telling stories –  –  –  –  Studying the subject Forging language Achieving communication Etc… •  This is not very much used in education, with some exception –  Creative writing has only recently become a recognized academic subject
  5. 5. seed digital storytelling •  DS is the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling [Leslie Rule, 2008] •  Storytelling empowered by digital media: –  Images, audio, motion, etc. –  Technical features + expressive languages •  DS has been promoted in social projects –  Center for Digital Storytelling [Lambert, 2012] –  Digital Storytelling for Development [Botturi, Bramani & Corbino, in press]
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  9. 9. seed what competences? Stories •  Expressing experience •  Communicating •  Learning •  Imagination Technologies: •  Motivating •  Enhancing expressive capacity •  Open source applications for standard education (MovieMaker/iMovie; Audacity; digital camera) Storytelling •  Understanding narrative •  Shaping stories •  Using media as an aid
  10. 10. seed the process
  11. 11. seed The Fat Countess 24-10-2013 seed 11
  12. 12. seed The Fat Countess 24-10-2013 seed 12
  13. 13. seed The Vietnamese Dinner 24-10-2013 seed 13
  14. 14. seed Children’s tales? 24-10-2013 seed 14
  15. 15. seed three facets •  Digital stories as a medium for intergenerational dialogue –  For example, The Fat Countess •  Digital stories for crossing cultural bondaries –  For example, The Vietnamese Dinner •  Digital stories for integration and socialization –  For example, Children’s tales
  16. 16. seed summary •  It works! •  Why? –  The story is the core –  The narration activity is the engine –  Digital media is a catalyzer •  (Digital) storytelling is a rich and multi-faceted activity, –  It can become a resource in intergenerational storytelling in many different ways –  It requires more exploration and more careful observation
  17. 17. seed contacts Associazione seed Via al Chiosso 8, Porza CH-6952 Canobbio Switzerland www.seedlearn.org luca.botturi@seedlearn.org ALICE Final Conference Bucarest, 24.10.2013
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