UoG in Mysty Production

Over the past three months, staff from The University of Gloucestershire have been in post-production on the digital stories sent in by Mysty partners. Jeremy Power, in particular, who has worked at the BBC as an editor, has been checking the videos for audio quality...

Multiple Digital Storytelling Workshops at the Caritas secondary school HLW Sozialmanagement in Graz, Austria

In January and February 2018, multiple digital storytelling workshops were conducted at HLW Sozialmanagement, a Caritas private secondary school for economic professions in Graz, Austria. Overall, 58 students between the ages of 14 and 16 old and from four different...

MYSTY: My story at the Baross Gábor Primary School

The Baross Gábor Primary School Students Foundation also participates in the so-called Mysty project, which runs from November 2016 to October 2018 under the Erasmus+ grant. The project deals with the theory of digital storytelling and the possibilities of its...

Digital Storytelling Workshop in Palermo

Wednesday December 6th has begun the Mysty Storytelling Workshop. The participants are young people from Guinea and Gambia. During these three meeting, participants are coached regarding the intercultural skills and of creating digital stories: the use of words, tone...

Telling a story to enrich yourself: MYSTY experience at Istituto Regina Margherita

Telling a story is a way to make others participate in something that is dear, important, painful or fun to oneself and ... it's not always easy. Storytelling is a teaching methodology that we, 4D students, together with 3 D and 4 R schoolmates, have experimented with...

The Project

The MYSTY project provides a means for teachers to share and embed innovative teaching practice to enhance awareness of cultural diversity. At the same time it will increase pupils’ cultural awareness and expression and enhance their social and civic competence.

The Objective

MYSTY will also support teacher and pupil digital competence. With a network of teachers, media and education academics, and technicians, the main objective is to create the MYSTY Digital Storytelling Toolbox.

MYSTY will be focus on three key impacts:

Participants (pupils and teachers) will be encouraged to reappraise their attitude towards minority groups within their peer group. It will enable them to reassess prejudice, re-calibrate their views and attitudes towards minority groups and re-educate them in diversity matters.

 

Teachers will embrace new/digital media technologies and pupils will realize the educational potential for technologies associated primarily for leisure, so affording a connection for effective and fun learning.

MYSTY will enable minority groups to share and spread their migration experience to other communities, groups, schools and civic organizations.

The Results

MYSTY seeks to bring the participating organizations together to develop and share practice, in order to produce resources that other schools can use. This will enable teachers across the EU to develop a shared understanding of the key issues, which will help them in their practice.  With a network of teachers, media and education academics, and technicians, the main objective of MYSTY project is to create an online resource called the MYSTY Digital Storytelling Toolbox. In order to achieve this overall objective, there are three sub-objectives:

Curriculum Integration Methodologies

The first stage, involves the development of methods of how to integrate the MYSTY resources into the school curriculum formally or informally as required. It involves an assessment of current practice, an assessment of different ways of using the MYSTY resources, and digital training for teachers. The result of this activity will be the Curriculum Integration Methodologies

 

Pupil Guide for Digital Storytelling

The Pupil Guide for Digital Storytelling will enable pupils, with the support of teachers, to collect their digital stories. The guide will also be a valuable resource for Project Partners who are also tasked with collecting their own digital stories. The guide will include a range of tools and techniques that can be used covering a wide range to improve accessibility and understanding.

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Digital stories for inclusion

The final stage of the Project, sees the pupils and Partners utilising the Pupil Guide in order to capture their digital stories. With oversight and support from teachers and Project Partners, the pupils will collect wide range of digital stories for inclusion on the MYSTY Digital Storytelling Toolbox website.

For more information

The MYSTY Project is seen as an attempt at the educational level to counteract current fears and open a more personal perspective of Diversity. If you are interested in our activities or you recognize yourself in our values…