Digitally retelling the tale: children’s learning encounters and materiality

Jessel, John and Dumic, Mirela. 2022. Digitally retelling the tale: children’s learning encounters and materiality. Education 3-13, 50(3), pp. 375-388. ISSN 0300-4279 [Article]

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While much existing work on digital storytelling with young people has focused prominently upon presenting their own personal narratives and viewpoints, relatively little attention has been given to learning that could arise from digital adaptations by young children of existing and well-known stories. This article reports work exploring learning activities through a case study involving three pupils (aged 8, 10 and 12) and their teachers engaged over a six-month period in digitally retelling a fairy tale from a printed storybook. In addition to considering the role of the printed text and the learning opportunities arising from its digital retelling, discussion focuses on how the findings cohere with more recently developing theoretical perspectives on learning that in addition to the social take into account the role of the material.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a forthcoming article published by Taylor & Francis in Education 3-13 on 30/11/20, available online:


digital storytelling, sociomateriality, dialogical learning, trialogical learning

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Educational Studies


30 November 2020Published Online
9 November 2020Accepted

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11 Nov 2020 14:51

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30 May 2022 01:26

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