You Tube Youth Culture & Storytelling in Education

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Jamie Keddie talks to the ebulletin about his presentation at the PCE at the 50th IATEFL conference, You Tube and storytelling.


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Q: ” What was your presentation about at the LTSIG Pre Conference Event?”


Q: “Is story telling changing? If so, how?”

Special thanks to Jamie for these reflections and questions regarding You Tube culture and storytelling.

You Tube and storytelling are now powerful forms of media that teachers need to explore, understand and utilise. There is much food for thought here with regard to the bigger question of education and how students create their own meaning through multi-media. Socialising and risk-taking can inject a rush of excitement into language learning. How do we keep it safe and inspiring at the same time ?

A new never-ending story that is also as old as time itself.

These  topics should challenge and inspire more teachers out there to share their experiences of teaching with You Tube or using storytelling techniques. It should also prompt us to explore the social cultures that our children and students navigate as they make sense of the world they live in, whilst daring to redefine culture as they experience it.

Is story telling changing because of technology and  social media?

Please share your point of view in the comments below or even send us an article for our blog debate.

jamieKJamie Keddie is a teacher trainer, writer and story teller. He is the founder of . His areas of interest include the use of visual materials, story telling and video technologies in the classroom.  His publications include “Images” (OUP 2009), ‘Bringing online video into the classroom” (OUP 2014) and “Video telling” (OUP 2016). Jamie is also an associate trainer at Norwich Institute for Language Education.


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