Interculturally-critical digital storytelling: Narrating and promoting social justice

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Abstract

Narrating personal experiences, stories, or real-life events can engage students in meaningful learning that is interesting and fun. Digital storytelling can support not only knowledge transfer but also realizing socially-just education by promoting inclusive attitudes. This chapter argues for the use of digitally supported storytelling for social justice education. Interculturally-critical digital storytelling is presented as a critical orientation that is sensitive to intercultural issues of power and sociopolitical realities. It makes a case for implementing digital storytelling as a way of introducing experiences and narratives that explore elements pertinent to social justice. Interculturally-critical digital storytelling involves (a) incorporating multicultural literature in order to amplify students' voices and include different cultures, (b) considering storytelling as a creative practice that entails an innovative method of teaching and learning, and (c) emphasizing the need to discuss and question hegemonic normative expectations that perpetuate injustices and inequalities. Copyright © 2021 IGI Global.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConnecting disciplinary literacy and digital storytelling in K-12 education
EditorsLeslie HAAS, Jill TUSSEY
Place of PublicationHershey PA
PublisherIGI Global
Pages278-297
ISBN (Electronic)9781799857716
ISBN (Print)9781799857709
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Citation

R'boul, H. (2021). Interculturally-critical digital storytelling: Narrating and promoting social justice. In L. Haas & J. Tussey (Eds.), Connecting disciplinary literacy and digital storytelling in K-12 education (pp. 278-297). Hershey PA: IGI Global.

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