Digital Storytelling and Cognitive Development: Mediation and Stimulation in the Unity of Consciousness
Tuesday, October 22 4:20-4:40 PM Location: Las Vegas Ballroom 4
Abstract: The digital storytelling is originally created and modified in the United States over ten years ago. With the use of new media and technology, one can share deep and meaningful thought through traditional storytelling with modern digital technologies. This way of sharing stories has been used in film production, education, and other fields. In this article, we will discuss three fieldworks with two possible new alternatives of using digital storytelling. Three field works are conducted in journalism, English as foreign language education, and video gamming reflection. Two possible alternatives are mediated storytelling in ZPD plus grouped storytelling. Based on Vygotsky’s Cultural-Historical perspective, the digital storytelling’s theoretical framework and practical methods are discussed.