My Story website

Gardner, Abigail S ORCID: 0000-0003-2994-741X (2018) My Story website. Mysty team. (Submitted)

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‘Mysty’’ was an Erasmus + funded Digital Storytelling project running for two years (2016- 2018) focused on intercultural competence and diversity. Led by Gardner and supported by the University Funding Office, It had eight partners (HE, secondary schools and NGOs) across four countries (Austria, Italy, Hungary and the UK) and involved the collection, editing and uploading of 80+ digital stories to a Digital Storytelling Toolbox website. These stories focused on food, family and festival and were aimed to act as a platform for diversity awareness and digital upskilling. The Mysty Project was driven by the principle that innovative teaching resources form part of broader pedagogic strategies that can actively help tackle issues of diversity common across the EU. Mysty was built to offer methodologies that could act as transnational educational tools to enhance intercultural competency. It was one of a series of digital storytelling projects lead by staff at The Media School from 2015 – 2020, all of which were built to enable the unheard to be heard. This project’s emphasis was on process as opposed to product; by working on scripting, editing and listening pupils were able to build self-esteem and have their work publicly shown at screening events. Pupils were positioned as active agents in creating meaningful narratives around the three interrelated topics of food, family and festival. To our surprise, but in keeping with the research in the field, we encountered examples of storytelling that revealed the therapeutic potential of the process and how the method of storytelling itself was key to unlocking new information about individual lives. It also gave pupils who find academic work hard the opportunity to use their skills to produce well-received audio-visual stories and in so doing, allowed head teachers to understand the benefit of a multi-media approach to education.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: A website for the MyStory project that hosts digital stories and user guides.
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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Abigail Gardner
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2020 14:07
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2023 19:17

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