This text shows how to integrate storytelling into curriculum design and use the principles of storytelling as a measurement of learning and literacies. It also covers important copyright and fair use information, and offers numerous implementation tips, concrete examples, and illustrative video clips. Aimed at primary and secondary teachers, the book is designed to help them: Teach their students to create digital stories that employ effective principles of storytelling, technology application, and media technique.; Use digital storytelling as a tool to promote the development of emerging literacies, such as digital and media literacy, as well as traditional literacies, such as reading, writing, speaking, and art.; Help students use digital storytelling as an academic tool to explore content and to communicate what they understand.; Understand the importance of combining the power of story and critical thinking as an approach to teaching and learning.
Chapter 8: Transformation Formations: How We, and the Characters in Our Stories, Change
I've mentioned and modeled transformation throughout this book without fully exploring what it means. This chapter explores it in more depth.
Transformation is change on steroids. It is important to note that big changes are not necessarily significant changes. Significance is a measure of depth, transformation, and resonance. It is the transformation of characters in a story that gives the audience a chance to transform as well.
How do people change? And more specifically, how do characters in stories change in ways that work for the listener?
The catch-all definition I use for transformation is “slaying internal dragons through attitude adjustment based on learning and realization.” The ...