Digital Storytelling for Educative Purposes

Digital Storytelling for Educative Purposes

Providing an Evidence-Base for Classroom Practice

Phillip Alexander Towndrow, Galyna Kogut

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This book is an exposition of a curriculum innovation within the complex yet fertile ground of school-based education in Singapore. Beyond straightforward descriptions and protocols, this book purposefully connects classroom practices with theories in a clear, uncomplicated way. The result provides a series of rationales for action, reflection and understanding that other publications in digital storytelling sometimes fail to cover or explain in sufficient detail. Broadly, these include digital multimodal authorship; teachers’ and students’ storytelling task design and assessment; the use of digital storytelling as a reflective and reflexive expression of teachers’ professionalism; and dialogism in classroom practice.


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Phillip Alexander Towndrow:
Dr. Phillip A. Towndrow is a Senior Research Scientist in the Office of Education Research at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Phillip began his career as an English language teacher. He previously worked in Britain, Spain and the United Arab Emirates before moving to Singapore to work in language and communication, and teacher education. Phillip’s main research and writing interests establish practicable links between educational and literacy theories to general pedagogy and classroom practices. These include: multimodal communication, critical pedagogy, and teachers’ education and professionalism. His academic writing has appeared in several books and journals including the Journal of Curriculum Studies and the Journal of Literacy Research.

Ms. Galyna Kogut is a Research Associate in the Office of Educational Research at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Before starting her career as an educational researcher in the National Institute of Education Galyna worked as a teacher of English in Ukraine and in Singapore. Galyna’s research interests and passion are in the areas of language learning, multimodality and social semiotics, dialogic approaches in teaching and pedagogy, application of Bakhtinian ideas in classroom settings. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies focusing on Bakhtinian analysis of classroom discourse in English language lessons.

|||Dr. Phillip A. Towndrow is a Senior Research Scientist in the Office of Education Research at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Phillip began his career as an English language teacher. He previously worked in Britain, Spain and the United Arab Emirates before moving to Singapore to work in language and communication, and teacher education. Phillip’s main research and writing interests establish practicable links between educational and literacy theories to general pedagogy and classroom practices. These include: multimodal communication, critical pedagogy, and teachers’ education and professionalism. His academic writing has appeared in several books and journals including the Journal of Curriculum Studies and the Journal of Literacy Research.

Ms. Galyna Kogut is a Research Associate in the Office of Educational Research at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Before starting her career as an educational researcher in the National Institute of Education Galyna worked as a teacher of English in Ukraine and in Singapore. Galyna’s research interests and passion are in the areas of language learning, multimodality and social semiotics, dialogic approaches in teaching and pedagogy, application of Bakhtinian ideas in classroom settings. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies focusing on Bakhtinian analysis of classroom discourse in English language lessons.

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