S – 1.1 Methodology

The core approach will be based on the ‘Seven Steps of Digital Storytelling’ approach:

Step 1: Owning Your Insights—finding and clarifying what the story is about
Step 2: Owning Your Emotions— identifying the emotions in the story and how to convey them to the audience
Step 3: Finding the Moment—identifying a moment to shape the story and share an insight
Step 4: Seeing Your Story—using visuals to bring the story to life script and storyboard
Step 5: Hearing Your Story—using sound to bring the story to life
Step 6 – Composing your story
Step 7: Sharing Your Story—determining the audience and how to present the story

In our process, we took an inductive approach to data collection in order to allow the stories to emerge after the students’ experiences.

The base understanding was:

  • Storytelling is part of humanity because we make sense of the world though narrative
  • Stories are a core part of culture, belief systems, organizations, business strategy…
  • The best stories draw us in and inspire action
  • Stories allow us to connect with people and build empathy
  • EVERYONE has stories

Stories allow us to share lessons learned, as well as communicate abstract and complex ideas by applying digital storytelling, visual and non-verbal narratives and expression are favoured.