21st-Century Digital Storytelling: The New Media, Technology and Frames of Reality

21st-Century Digital Storytelling: The New Media, Technology and Frames of Reality

Course dates:
4 August, 2020 to 20 August, 2020
Fee:
990 €
Topics:
Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Monday, 15 June, 2020
University:
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
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Master's Programme in Changing Education
Master's Programme in Global Politics and Communication
Doc­toral Pro­gramme in School, Edu­ca­tion, So­ci­ety, and Culture
 
TAR­GET STU­DENTS
International students at doctoral or Master’s level from the educational sciences, the social sciences, the media and communication studies who are interested to integrate multiple modalities and the affordances of representation into their studies and work.
 
SYN­OP­SIS
As information keeps over-flooding our screens and daily lives, the need to read and write the Web with a critical eye and responsibility has become more essential than ever before. The ways in which the new (social) media frame reality and communication need, therefore, to be unpacked. Toward this end, the course comes to explore Web-based authorship and readership and offer ways to measure the credibility of media texts, using metaphors and narratives as tools and methods of analysis.
 
TEACH­ERS AND LEC­TUR­ERS
Lectures, workshops and seminars are delivered by national and international experts.
 
LEARN­ING OB­JECT­IVES
The participants will be able to:
  • Develop a critical insight into contemporary Web-based and social media narratives
  • Identify and discuss metaphors emerging from discourses online
  • Integrate a theoretically-based, contextualised use of digital storytelling in teaching and research
  • Use the narrative approach to synthesise a digital story
  • Apply the metaphorical thinking in their own work
COURSE FORMAT AND TEACH­ING METH­ODS
The course consists of lectures, workshops and seminars led by national and international experts. In addition, the students participate in extensive and intensive group work in small groups where they analyse and interpret data using research methods introduced in the class sessions. The students will also take part in visits to arts&media-based spaces in the Helsinki Metropolitan Region for live-action data gathering for digital storytelling. Also, they will apply audiovisual, written & oral modes, digital methods, tools & software to tell their own stories on a major theme (such as environmental sustainability, arts-based education, relationships at the workplace/school, 21st-century school, curricula and pedagogy and possibly others).
Course Fees 2020
 
COURSE FEES
  • Degree and PhD students: Early Bird 900 EUR (until 28 Feb 2020) / normal fee 990 EUR
  • Professionals: Early Bird 1400 EUR (until 28 Feb 2020) / normal fee 1490 EUR
  • Students of the University of Helsinki and the students doing their exchange at the University of Helsinki before or directly after summer school 1 ECTS=15 EUR
  • Helsinki Summer School and University of Helsinki
  • Alumni receive a 50 EUR discount of the course fee, provided they do not already study at the University of Helsinki.