Creating constructivist learning environments with digital storytelling

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Smeda, Najat (2014) Creating constructivist learning environments with digital storytelling. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

In recent years the use of new technologies in educational systems has increased worldwide, as digital cameras, personal computers, scanners, and easy-to-use software have become available to educators to harness the digital world. The impact of new technologies in educational contexts has been very positive; new technologies have given educators the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills, and therefore enhance the standard of education. Researchers have found that student engagement, achievement and motivation are enhanced through integration of such technologies. However, education systems still face many challenges: one of these challenges is how to enhance student engagement to provide better educational outcomes. It has become increasingly important to use innovative pedagogical models to engage learners. Digital storytelling is one of the innovative pedagogical approaches that can engage students in deep and meaningful learning.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/25833
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Current > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Current > Division/Research > College of Science and Engineering
Keywords educational technologies, innovative learning, ICT, eLDiSt, secondary education, primary education, schools, students, teachers, teaching, elearning, learning, e-learning, constructivism, stories, Australia
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