Comic-based Digital Storytelling with Primary School Children

Rutta, Carolina Beniamina, Schiavo, Gianluca, Zancanaro, Massimo and Rubegni, Elisa (2019) Comic-based Digital Storytelling with Primary School Children. In: Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 12th-15th June 2019, USA.

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In this paper, we describe a pilot study of a digital storytelling project conducted with primary school children. The study investigates how comic-based storytelling supported by a digital tool, named Communics, can facilitate primary school children in creating stories and in reflecting on situations involving discrimination within the classroom context. In a first stage, two teachers have been involved to negotiate the intervention, as well as define graphical and textual content on which to base the narrations in Communics. In a second stage, we piloted an intervention within a class of 12 children to investigate the scaffolding opportunities offered by Communics as well as different aspects of storytelling, as engagement and motivation, and explore the use of the storytelling practice as a reflective process. Finally, we discuss preliminary insights and suggestions for future studies.

Keywords:Case study, Comics, Digital Storytelling, Educational context, Primary School, Young student
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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ID Code:36219
Deposited On:17 Jun 2019 15:33

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