Digital Storytelling is a method of telling personal stories that focuses on reflection, writing, and personal narration. Using simple computer digital media tools, the narratives are typically stories of personal relevance: transcendence, transformation, change. The storytelling process cultivates personal and social empowerment through “deep listening” and dialogic communication. Self-reflexive writing exercises serve as the basis for developing personal stories within a group context. The process was developed by the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley; classroom practices are based on the critical pedagogy framework of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire.
This screening features 15 self-reflexive stories created by students in USF’s Media Studies digital media classes, Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.
For more information, please contact Professor Higgins, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refreshments will be served.