Storytelling in Higher Education: a Theory of Reflection on Practice to support Deep Learning
Helen Barrett, University of Alaska Anchorage & ISTE, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This roundtable will discuss the concepts of "Electronic Portfolios as Digital Stories of Deep Learning" and "Digital Storytelling as Reflective Portfolio" by linking two dynamic processes to promote deep learning: Portfolio Development and Digital Storytelling. A major challenge today with electronic portfolios is to maintain learner intrinsic motivation to willingly engage in the portfolio process. The use of multimedia tools is one strategy that involves and engages learners; another technology that is engaging young people today is the web log or "blogs" and "wikis." An emerging theory of storytelling as learning and reflection on practice will be discussed, as well as the role of digital storytelling in teacher education.
Barrett, H. (2005). Storytelling in Higher Education: a Theory of Reflection on Practice to support Deep Learning. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1878-1883). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).