T-Story: Storytelling Applied to Training


The project is financed by the Transversal Actions (Key Activity 3 � Information and Communication Technologies) under the Lifelong Learning Programme from the European Commission. Between November 2012 to October 2014, seven institutions from seven European countries (Italy, Portugal, Romania, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Greece) will be carry out the intent to promote a wider use of Digital Storytelling as a pedagogical technique in education and training at all levels throughout Europe by developing a digital course for educators, teachers and trainers. Digital Storytelling is an innovative teaching method which combines the learning potential of stories with the latest technologies and interactive tools. Digital storytelling has the potential to be used in all educational settings, formal and informal, as well as work environment. In the first phases of the project 376 European educators have been involved in a survey to identify their training needs regarding key digital storytelling competences and ICT skills. Currently, the project is working on the development of the Digital Course, which intends to learn storytelling through the use of a story, together with the elaboration of a Learning Handbook to support trainees. The partenship will promote in all the 7 Countries Pilot Sessions of the Digital Course, in order to generate feedback and fine-tune the training materials developed. T-Story will foster the target groups (representative from kindergarten to adult training) to develop their knowledge and skills by using digital storytelling technique - �learn storytelling through storytelling�.

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Paola Chesi, ISTUD Business School, Baveno (VB), Italy
Cristina Godio, ISTUD Business School, Baveno (VB), Italy
Ana Barroca, Advancis Business Services, Matosinhos, Portugal
Laura Malita, Romanian Institute for Adult Education, Timisoara, Romania
Peter Fruhmann, In Dialogue, Gouda, The Netherlands
Tharrenos Bratitsis, University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece
Emilia Szczygielska, University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz, Poland
Raul Gonzalez, FASE.Net Training and Consultancy in Selection and Employment, Zaragoza, Spain

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Conference: ECTC2014
Stream: e-learning and collaborative learning

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