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This is a reference for Marta Skorczynska

Digitale

The training activity took place
in Grotniki, Poland
organised by kobiety.lodz.pl
13-24.02.2019
Reference person

Alexandra Nikolova

(co-trainer)
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Aims & objectives

This training aimed at presenting the concept of Digital Storytelling and exploring the positive impact it can have when used as a method of working with youth on topics such as diversity and solidarity, as well as a method to present the results of youth work. Digital storytelling is based on the assumption that every person has a unique story to be told and shared with the others. It is a modern extension of the art of storytelling that has been an important part of social interactions since the very birth of humanity. Participants experienced telling their own stories, explored different means how to do that, learned digital tools, and reflected how to facilitate such process for the others. The course was based on a book “Digital Storytelling” by Joe Lambert.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

This activity involved youth workers from the following countries: Poland, France, Bulgaria, Turkey, Latvia, Italy, Romania, Portugal, Spain

Training methods used & main activities

The training course was based on experiential learning. Participants went through the process of creating their own digital tales, lead by the trainers. Throughout the sessions, they took time to reflect on the method and observe the facilitation technique. Within the planned activities participants were challenged to do a creative-based selfexploration, understanding one's power and transforming past experiences into stories that foster self-understanding, empathy, inclusion and inspiration.

Outcomes of the activity

Going through the Digital Storytelling process served as a powerful tool to find own style and approach through exploring what matters to the participants, what touches them, what message they want to express and participate with. During the course participants learned steps of the Digital Storytelling method, how to facilitate them, issues to pay special attention to, discussed ethical considerations.
To read more about experience from the course and download a booklet with described activities and how to facilitate them visit the website: kobiety.lodz.pl/portfolio/digitale/
Stories created by the participants:
bit.ly/digitale_pl

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was part of the trainers' team, responsible for embodied team building, introducing Nonviolent Communication based feedback, supporting individual and group reflection and evaluation.

I worked on this training for 12 days as a full time trainer.

Testimonial of the reference person

It was a great pleasure to work with Marta. She was a highly professional organiser of the training course Digitale and also a co-trainer with such a rich skill set that was just the perfect addition to our educative goals.

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