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Antonia Liguori

Senior Lecturer in Applied Storytelling
Loughborough University, UK
Language Arts And English, Civics, Cultures, Music, Performing Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts, World History, Arts

Dr Antonia Liguori is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Storytelling. Her academic background is in History and Computer Science. Since 2008, she has been involved in a variety of international research projects to develop tools and methods to foster innovation in education; to explore the role of storytelling in today’s digital world; to investigate and trial ways of using digital storytelling as a participatory methodology for inter-disciplinary research.

Over the past five years her research has been focusing on three main strands: applied storytelling on environmental issues; digital storytelling in (cultural/heritage) education; storytelling and urban design. More recently, after having joined HEART – Healing Education Animation Research Therapy, she has been exploring digital storytelling as therapeutic intervention.

Antonia Liguori's collections

 

Digital Storytelling to Explore Latinx History, Arts and Culture

<p>This Learning Lab collection was made to support teachers and educators participating in the <strong>"Exploring Latinx Artists from the Frost Art Museum Collection"</strong> Workshop, to reflect on their experience. This program received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.</p> <p>This workshops is organised by the <strong>Patricia &amp; Phillip Frost Art Museum</strong> and the <strong>Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access</strong>, and aims at sharing digital resources and tools for the classroom available from the Smithsonian Learning Lab (learninglab.si.edu). During the workshop,  co-facilitated by Dr Antonia Liguori (Loughborugh University, UK) and Dr Philippa Rappoport (SCLDA), participants will learn how to create a lesson plan using digital resources and how to enhance their students' learning experience through <strong>Digital Storytelling</strong>.</p> <p>In particular this collection represents an introduction on how to apply <strong>Digital Storytelling</strong> within the <strong>Learning Lab</strong> as a <strong>teaching strategy</strong> and a <strong>self-reflective tool</strong> to stimulate <strong>active and deep learning</strong>.</p> <p>You will find here:</p> <p>- a short ice-breaker activity to start shifting from a cognitive appreciation of art to a personal connection to museum objects;</p> <p>- some examples of digital stories made by other educators during previous Digital Storytelling workshops 'embedded' in the Learning Lab;</p> <p>- a description of the Digital Storytelling process, with templates for storyboarding and a few tips for audio and video editing;</p> <p>- some prompts to start drafting a script for the Digital Story that will be made in a following workshop.</p><p>#LatinoHAC<br /></p>
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Exploring the meaning of "social inclusion" through Digital Storytelling

<p>This collection was made for a hands-on workshop organised by the Dresher Center for the Humanities at UMBC as part of the Inclusion Imperative Program.</p> <p>During the workshop UMBC faculty and graduate students have the opportunity to learn some of the key elements of digital storytelling focused on questions of inclusion and justice. Some of the contents and tools were inspired by the EU funded project DIST - Digital Integration Storytelling <a href="http://www.dist-stories.eu/">http://www.dist-stories.eu/</a></p> <p>Workshop participants will practice storyboarding and editing audio/visual materials as well as discuss how narrative structure and modes of storytelling vary in the diverse culture contexts in which we work and live. </p>
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Explore Teaching with Digital Storytelling: An Interdisciplinary Workshop

<p>This collection was made to help facilitate a hands-on workshop organized by the <strong>Paul Peck Humanities Institute</strong> at <strong>Montgomery College</strong> and the <strong>Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access</strong>, and co-facilitated by Dr Antonia Liguori (Loughborugh University, UK) and Dr Philippa Rappoport (SCLDA).</p> <p>The workshop is designed for faculty, staff and librarians from all disciplines.  </p> <p>Attendees are introduced to the five-step Digital Storytelling process: briefing and story-circle; writing; recording; editing; and sharing.  We will also build in time to discuss digital storytelling pedagogy, as offer insights into integrating technology into learning.  </p> <p>This workshop is part of the research project "Storying the Cultural Heritage: Digital Storytelling as a tool to enhance the 4Cs in formal and informal learning" led by Dr Antonia Liguori, appointed as a Smithsonian Fellow with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) from March 1 to June 30 2018, and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK under the International Placement Scheme. Over the next months, Dr Antonia Liguori, in collaboration with Dr Philippa Rappoport – who has agreed to serve as principal mentor/advisor during Dr Liguori’s appointment – will work to explore the use of Digital Storytelling in combination with the digital resources of the Smithsonian Learning Lab.<br /></p> <p><strong>About the Digital Storytelling workshop's facilitator</strong> </p> <p><strong>Dr. Antonia Liguori </strong>is Senior Research Associate in Applied Digital Storytelling at the School of the Arts, English and Drama - Loughborough University (UK) and Research Fellow at the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (US). She has a PhD in History and Computer Science (Bologna, Italy) and a Masters in Contemporary History (Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy). She is also a journalist and a Web content and SEO manager.<br />Since 2008, she’s been working on a variety of research projects for the development of innovation in education. In particular she hass been using digital storytelling and other participatory approaches to facilitate learning processes (both in formal and non-formal education), dismantle knowledge hierarchies and democratise decision-making. <br />Over the past two years she has been coordinating the research agenda of the European project DICHE – Digital Innovation in Cultural and Heritage Education, during which she’s been identifying/developing tools and approaches to support students in fostering 21st Century skills. This has represented the starting point to shape themes and structure of the practice-led research she is currently working on at the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, as part of her Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK from March to June 2018.<br />Before moving to the UK, from 2006 to 2012, she coordinated the Multimedia Department at BAICR Sistema Cultura (a consortium of 5 prestigious cultural institutions in Italy) with the aim of contributing to the enhancement of the Italian cultural heritage through the use of innovative methodologies and the creation of digital environments. <br />Since 2014 she is an individual member of ENCATC, the European Network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education.</p>
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"Home and Away": Using museum objects to prompt stories and explore sense of place and belonging

<p>"Home and Away" is a digital storytelling workshop that enhances the <strong>4Cs</strong> (Creativity, Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication) and improves literacy in second-language learners.  In this three-day workshop participants from Spain coming to Washington DC for an international exchange program with Oyster-Adams Bilingual School, supported by American students, will use museum objects as prompts to create videos of personal stories. No technical experience is necessary, but participants of all levels will:</p> <ul><li>learn about the variety of resources available in the Smithsonian Learning Lab.</li><li>experiment with storyboarding techniques for creative writing.</li><li>learn how to record and edit an audio file.</li><li>be supported in the selection of images and the production of a short video.</li><li>reflect on the Digital Storytelling 5-steps process</li><li>practice oral and written English language skills</li><li>enhance identity through personal stories</li><li>increase visual literacy through close looking at art</li></ul><p>This workshop has been organised by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) in collaboration with Oyster-Adams Bilingual School.</p> <p>Workshop facilitators are Antonia Liguori (Loughborough University, UK) and Philippa Rappoport (SCLDA).</p> <p>This activity is part of <em> “Storying” the Cultural Heritage: Digital Storytelling as a tool to enhance the 4Cs in formal and informal learning</em>, a research project led by Dr Antonia Liguori, appointed as a Smithsonian Fellow with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) from March 1 to June 30 2018, and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK under the International Placement Scheme.</p>
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"Conversation Circles" across the Atlantic

<p>This workshop is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., the School of the Arts, English and Drama - Loughborough University (UK) and Tate Exchange in London.</p> <p>"Conversations Circles" is an ongoing free drop-in program for adults to practice their English and learn about American history and culture through the art of portraiture, that is designed and coordinated by the National Portrait Gallery and the DC Public Library.</p> <p>During this particular workshop, the group that meets weekly at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC will be virtually joined by a group in London, that is already involved in a one-day storytelling workshop facilitated by researchers from Loughborough University as part of the Tate Exchange program.</p> <p>Tate Exchange is an entirely new program for Tate Modern that explores how art makes a difference in society. Tate Exchange will occupy an entire floor of the new Switch House building of the new Tate Modern in London and also has an online platform for wider public engagement. The program runs from September to June every year and aims to open up the museum to new, more diverse audiences. </p> <p>Loughborough University is one of the Associates that support Tate Modern to deliver this program. <br />More info on the program here: <a href="http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern/tate-exchange">http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/t...</a></p> <p><br /></p>
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