Saturday, March 24, 2007

Stories are much more than entertainment...

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning and Creativity (Corwin Press, due out in August, 2007) begins with the chapter "Twenty Revelations about Digital Storytelling in Education." We are up to revelation 10 in this journal. The first nine can be found in previous journal issues. [ Buy book | Read more about it ]

Revelation #10: Story provides so much more than entertainment. It provides a powerful metaphor, framework and set of practical processes for resolving issues, educating ourselves, and pursuing our dreams.

The same story structure that frames much of our popular media can be used to understand and resolve conflict, overcome obstacles and mine opportunities.

We have the potential to become heroes of our own life stories in which learning is our quest and ignorance and fear are the dragons that need to be slain as we seek to resolve the issues that face us.

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