Participatory design based digital storytelling and creativity in elementary school

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Erişti S. D.

Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry, vol.7, no.4, pp.462, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The present research
study aims at determining how the participatory design approach within the
framework of digital storytelling would reflect onto the process in which
students reveal their creativity on design based application process. The
participants of the study were chosen elementary school. The students are in
the city of Eskişehir, Turkey. While determining the participants, the
criterion-sampling method was used. In the study, the criterion for determining
the participants taking the “Digital Storytelling” course incorporated in the
Education Program for Talented Students (EPTS). 58 elementary school 6th-,
7th- or 8th-grade students taking the course of “Digital
Storytelling” in EPTS participated in the study. The elementary school 6th-,
7th- and 8th-grade students actively participated in the
phases of creating their own digital stories, heroes and characters. The
students indicated their visual explanations and views throughout the design process.
The data obtained at the end of the design process in the study were analyzed
according to the visual research methodoloyg with focusing on image analysis
and content analysis. The application process affected students’ creativity in
an efficiant manner depending on the students’ and field experts’ views.