An investment worth making if you are definitely incorporating digital storytelling into your learning and teaching, but if you would just like to explore this approach in more detail before taking the plunge, there are a series of free webinars throughout next year.
Discussions about public engagement tend to focus mainly on public engagement with research, with less focus on the notion of ‘engaged teaching’, especially at undergraduate level.
When at the HEA I contributed to a workshop facilitated by my colleague Abbi Flint, which focused on exploring how we can engage students as change agents and co-researchers in scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects. My focus in this workshop was on innovative ways in which we could encourage students to ‘go public’ with the outcomes of these projects – doing more than promoting/disseminating their work to audiences within their programme/institution.
The resources on the NCCPE website are invaluable for thinking through how we might support students in their engagement with a diverse range of audiences. I particularly like the section on narrative and storytelling. Discussions with colleagues about the techniques and tips in this section revealed that not only did they think that these would be useful to students, but that they themselves often hadn’t thought of their research projects in these terms.
The Spin, Weave and Cut website from Nick Sousanis contains so many useful resources it will take you a while to explore – but it will be time well spent!
Not only are there resources from a course on using comics in learning and teaching, Nick has also posted the syllabus and readings from a module that he is currently presenting – Comics as a Way of Thinking.
If you are interested in a broader focus on visual thinking and the role it can play in supporting creativity and developing writing,there’s a section full of links to resources.
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