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Telling tales in and out of school: Youth performativities with digital storytelling

P Wales

Research in Drama Education | Published : 2012

Abstract

This article examines the performativities of three marginalised 'at risk' youth who participated in a longitudinal digital storytelling project undertaken in formal and informal settings in Singapore. Seeking to foster young people's agency, identity and multiple literacies, the three and one half year project developed a range of digital storytelling workshops to engage young people's creativity and expressions of self within a community of authors of digital texts. This article articulates the ways in which the project provided three young people with a platform from which to explore and play with a range of performative identities through the construction of digital and virtual personas ..

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