Digital storytelling across cultures: Connecting Chinese & Australian schools

Mark Pegrum, Grace Oakley, Cher Ping Lim, Xibei Xiong, Hanbing Yan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Abstract

This paper reflects on a 2013-2014 Australia-China Council project in which school students in Australia and China
produced and shared digital stories about their everyday lives and local cultures, with students being invited to give
feedback on the language and content of the stories produced by their overseas peers. The main lessons learned during the
project involved the need to seek common ground between the expectations of the Chinese and Australian partners. These
pertained to five main categories: motivation, educational culture, organisation, technology, and pedagogy. Despite the
challenges, students engaged in some valuable language and cultural learning, teachers developed some insights into the
learning possibilities at the intersection of pedagogy and technology, and the researchers are beginning to develop a list
of key recommendations to consider when setting up such cross-cultural, technology-supported projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conferences on Educational Technologies (ICEduTech 2014) and Sustainability, Technology and Education 2014 (STE 2014)
EditorsPiet Kommers, Tomayess Issa, Theodora Issa, Dian-Fu Chang, Pedro Isaías
PublisherIADIS Press
Pages191-196
ISBN (Print)978-989-8533-30-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conferences on Educational Technologies 2014 and Sustainability, Technology and Education 2014 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 10 Jan 201412 Jan 2014

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conferences on Educational Technologies 2014 and Sustainability, Technology and Education 2014
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period10/01/1412/01/14

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