The project “I dig stories – Stories Educational Learning Facilities” has been funded by the Eu Commission, Indire Italian National Agency within the Erasmus+ programme Cooperation for innovation & the exchange of good practices, Strategic Partnerships for adult education.
This project idea evolved from the needs analysis of a Eu population ever evolving under the contribution from new populations, arriving or in transit, & for the large diffusion of digital media.
We developed a project that unities the new digital educational tools with the amusement for the discover of the emotional & creative groups dynamics, which allow the participants to emerge from their condition of social invisibility.
We are in fact truly convinced that giving back dignity to individuals is a basic & substancial step to build up any possible pathway to inclusion.
Subsequently, we decided that Digital StoryTelling (DST) was the tool to cover these needs & succeed our aims. DST refers to a short form of digital film-making that allows everyday people to share aspects of their life story. DST is a relatively new term which describes the new practice of ordinary people who use digital tools to tell their personal ‘story’, presented in compelling and emotionally engaging formats.
One can define digital storytelling as the process by which diverse people share their life story & creative imaginings with others, over the web & other electronic distribution systems. In DST participants take an active role in learning, rather than passively receiving information; they become knowledge creators, producers, editors, evaluators & knowledge inter-actors.
Take a look at the project website!