Storytelling as a creative activity in the classroom

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    In our ongoing research, we argue that storytelling activities can be used as creative tasks to stimulate creativity in children, one of the so-called 21st century skills. In this paper, we lay the foundations for our project on digitally supported storytelling, by gathering the viewpoints on storytelling and creativity expressed by local primary school teachers and reviewing methods reported in the literature. We report the main characteristics and features to consider in creative storytelling activities, and present our current work on a distributed storytelling interface for supporting children's creative skills development that meets the practical requirements found in the literature and expressed by the teachers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationC&C '17
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition 2017
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4403-6
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2017
    Event2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C&C 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 27 Jun 201730 Jun 2017


    Conference2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C&C 2017
    Abbreviated titleC&C


    • 21st century skills
    • Creativity
    • Storytelling
    • Teachers' views
    • Technology

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