What’s your story? Digital storytelling as an expression of professional identity

Thu, 11 Oct, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (GMT+8)
The HEAD Foundation 20 Upper Circular Road The Riverwalk #02-21 Singapore 058416

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We live in a world that is often described as abstract, impersonal and uncertain. Change is, and can be, disturbing and disruptive. As a result, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to know what to believe when there are so many competing interpretations of events available.

Against this backdrop, this lecture proposes Digital Storytelling as a contemporary platform for taking control, exploring and understanding our lives as well as making a difference to those around us. Stories are everywhere and we all have stories to tell so long as there is a safe, trusting and exploratory learning environment.

Using a case study from a student and his teacher in the Singaporean context, Dr Towndrow will illustrate and explain the educative value of storytelling as a transformational and life-changing event. 


Dr Phillip A. Towndrow
Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Dr Towndrow is a teacher and educational researcher with over 30 years of experience as a working professional. He is currently involved in a digital storytelling project with colleagues from a Singapore school. He has published several books and numerous journal articles in the fields of language learning, curriculum innovations, motivation, new media and multimodal communication.

This event is presented by The HEAD Foundation, a Singapore-based think tank devoted to research and policy influence in education and leadership, for development in Asia.

Admission is free.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speaker in this talk are their own and do not represent the opinions of The HEAD Foundation.

What’s your story? Digital storytelling as an expression of professional identity

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