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Digital Storytelling for Transformative Global Citizenship Education


Canadian Journal of Education Volume 38, Number 2,


This article explores how digital storytelling offers the potential to support transformative global citizenship education (TGCE) through a case study of the Bridges to Understanding program that connected middle and high school students globally using digital storytelling. Drawing on a TGCE framework, this research project probed the curriculum and digital stories using a multimodal critical discourse analysis. The findings of this study showed that digital storytelling, as integrated into the curriculum, enhanced student engagement with non-mainstream perspectives and self-reflection. However, the core elements of discussing controversial issues, analyzing systemic causes/impacts of global problems, and determining collective action responses required critical pedagogical practices beyond those embedded within the digital storytelling curriculum.


Truong-White, H. & McLean, L. (2015). Digital Storytelling for Transformative Global Citizenship Education. Canadian Journal of Education, 38(2),. Retrieved August 17, 2019 from .

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