The Value of Digital Story Telling in Learning to be  a Professional <ul><li>Jane Leng </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of Health...
SCEPTrE Fellowship <ul><li>What do students mean when they say that they have not learned anything from a practice experie...
Aspects of Tacit Knowledge <ul><li>Relationship building </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiating between one situation and anoth...
  The Power of Stories <ul><li>Reframing Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing Meaning to Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>E...
  What is a Digital Story? <ul><li>A “mini movie” created by a desk top computer enabled by audio visual editing software ...
Added Value of Digital Stories <ul><li>Vivid </li></ul><ul><li>Making use of new technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Transporta...
How Digital Stories have already been used <ul><li>Community Projects ( BBC Capture Wales) </li></ul><ul><li>In NHS-Patien...
What was Expected of Students <ul><li>A 2-3 minute digital story been you describe an episode from practice that has been ...
Evaluation <ul><li>Criteria Used: </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Story </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Appropriate ...
Evaluation of Audience <ul><li>“ Inspiring” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Moving” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I keep thinking about the stor...
Use of Stories in Future <ul><li>Learning of Students </li></ul><ul><li>Development of mentors and University teachers </l...
Do these Stories Capture Learning?
References <ul><li>BBC Wales (2009) Capture Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Http://bbcwales.co.uk/capture wales </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Gravestock, P. (2008)  Enhancing students’ learning experiences through the use of Digital Storytelling .  Unpubli...
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  1. 1. The Value of Digital Story Telling in Learning to be a Professional <ul><li>Jane Leng </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>SCEPTrE Fellow </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. SCEPTrE Fellowship <ul><li>What do students mean when they say that they have not learned anything from a practice experience? </li></ul><ul><li>Learning as a by-product of work processes ( Eraut 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Tacit Knowledge </li></ul>
  3. 3. Aspects of Tacit Knowledge <ul><li>Relationship building </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiating between one situation and another and adjusting approach accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>Observation </li></ul><ul><li>The seemingly simplest “tasks” are often underpinned by complex decision making </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Power of Stories <ul><li>Reframing Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing Meaning to Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Embracing emotional and cognitive perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is a Digital Story? <ul><li>A “mini movie” created by a desk top computer enabled by audio visual editing software used to synchronise recorded spoken narratives (and sometimes music) with visual images </li></ul>
  6. 6. Added Value of Digital Stories <ul><li>Vivid </li></ul><ul><li>Making use of new technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Transportable </li></ul><ul><li>Students enjoy making them </li></ul><ul><li>?Potential to be mediating artefacts (Eraut 2009) </li></ul>
  7. 7. How Digital Stories have already been used <ul><li>Community Projects ( BBC Capture Wales) </li></ul><ul><li>In NHS-Patients Voices (Hardy 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>In HE –Pathfinder Project ( Gravestock 2008) </li></ul>
  8. 8. What was Expected of Students <ul><li>A 2-3 minute digital story been you describe an episode from practice that has been significant in your professional development </li></ul><ul><li>No longer that 300 words </li></ul><ul><li>Use 8-12 images </li></ul>
  9. 9. Evaluation <ul><li>Criteria Used: </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Story </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Appropriate Media </li></ul><ul><li>Performance and presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Content </li></ul><ul><li>Citations/permissions </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Understanding </li></ul>
  10. 10. Evaluation of Audience <ul><li>“ Inspiring” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Moving” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I keep thinking about the stories” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Can we see them again?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Show there are lots of ways to assess other than by written assessments” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Use of Stories in Future <ul><li>Learning of Students </li></ul><ul><li>Development of mentors and University teachers </li></ul><ul><li>In further curriculum development work (e.g. e portfolio) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Do these Stories Capture Learning?
  13. 13. References <ul><li>BBC Wales (2009) Capture Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Http://bbcwales.co.uk/capture wales </li></ul><ul><li>Eraut M, Maillardet F, Miller C,,Steadman S, Ali A, Blackman C, Furner J (2005) What is learned in the workplace and how? EARLI biannual conference, Nicosia </li></ul><ul><li>Eraut M (2007) Learning from other people in the workplace. Oxford Review of Education 33(4 0 ):403-422 </li></ul><ul><li>Eraut M (2009) Understanding complex performance through learning trajectories and mediating artefacts ECER conference, Vienna 2009 </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Gravestock, P. (2008) Enhancing students’ learning experiences through the use of Digital Storytelling . Unpublished report for Pathfinder Project (University of Gloucestershire). ( http://www.glos.ac.uk/tli/lets/projects/pathfinder/ ).   </li></ul><ul><li>Hardy P (2005) Patients’ Voices: An investigation into improving the quality of health care using digital patient stories M,Sc. Dissertati on University of Ulster </li></ul>

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