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What’s Your Story?: Digital Storytelling as an Expression of Professional Identity
11 October, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
We live in a world that is often described as abstract, impersonal and uncertain. Change is, and can be, disturbing and disruptive. As a result, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to know what to believe when there are so many competing interpretations of events available.
Against this backdrop, this lecture proposes Digital Storytelling as a contemporary platform for taking control, exploring and understanding our lives as well as making a difference to those around us. Stories are everywhere and we all have stories to tell so long as there is a safe, trusting and exploratory learning environment.
Using a case study from a student and his teacher in the Singaporean context, Dr Towndrow will illustrate and explain the educative value of storytelling as a transformational and life-changing event.
MEET THE SPEAKER
Dr Phillip A. Towndrow
Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr Towndrow is a teacher and educational researcher with over 30 years of experience as a working professional. He is currently involved in a digital storytelling project with colleagues from a Singapore school. He has published several books and numerous journal articles in the fields of language learning, curriculum innovations, motivation, new media and multimodal communication.
Admission is free.
Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speaker in this talk are their own and do not represent the opinions of The HEAD Foundation.