Social Pedagogy

What makes Digital Storytelling social pedagogies; what are the advantages of digital storytelling in the area of student engagement?

General Finding

Digital Storytelling allows students to work on authentic assignments, develop their personal and academic voice, represent knowledge to a community of learners and receive situated feedback from their peers. Due to their affective involvement with this process and the novelty effect of the medium, students are more engaged than in traditional assignments. These factors can create a “spiral” of engagement, drawing students into deeper and deeper engagement with their topics.