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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
Digital storytelling in Museums: a tool to engage adults and to evaluate the impact
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A GRUNDTVIG GRANT (ADULT EDUCATION)

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
COURSE
(training resulting from an llp or previous socrates project (comenius, lingua, grundtvig, minerva))

LLP OR SOCRATES PROJECT NO. : 526264-LLP-2012_IT-GRUNDTVIG-GMP
GENERAL IN-SERVICE TRAINING
Inclusive approaches
Intercultural education
Pedagogy and didactics
Other general courses Museum, Heritage,Science
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English
ADULT EDUCATION
Adult education provider
Adult education for disabled persons
Organisations working with migrant groups/ethnic minorities
Centres for guidance, councelling or accreditation
Other sectors of adult education
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
Other (Paid or voluntary) management staff in the institution/organisation
Members of students/teachers councils in adult education
Other, namely: Museum professionals,cultural managers,freelancers
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
Meltingpro.Laboratorio per la Cultura
Via Macedonia 51
00179 - 00179
Roma
Italy
www.meltingpro.org
 
Antonia Silvaggi
0039 3395262969
a.silvaggi@meltingpro.org
Patrizia Braga
00393403215308
p.braga@meltingpro.org
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
This training course stems out from the European project DIAMOND: “Dialoguing Museums on a new cultural Democracy”.
DIAMOND aims at implementing pilot activities within scientific museums addressed to socially disadvantaged adults, using also ICT and focussing on the issue of impact measurement and evaluation. Even though specific reference is made to the DIAMOND project results, this course is opened to all museum professional working across sectors, freelancers and cultural managers, audience develop. The methodology can be applied in all sectors as a crosscutting methodology to engage adults in arts, cultural and science activities.
Digital storytelling is a great tool to engage people and make them feel part of a process. People feel the ownership throughout the process and they feel they are actually benefitting from the experience of creating and sharing. Within the museum sector the use of digital storytelling can be explored and develop according the Museum’s mission and expectations. There are many projects in the museum field that uses the digital storytelling to engage audiences.
A month before participants will receive by email a training manual regarding Digital Storytelling, the research carried out through the Diamond project, how to deal with copyright issues, useful links. They will need to answer questions about their background, expectations on the training and in which sector they will like to apply it.
Two weeks ahead they will be ask to think about three stories, related to their relation with museums, to reply to a series of questions on their experience with museums, collect 15-20 own photographs of a good image sizes and resolutions.
They will be asked what they know about Digital Storytelling and what skills they have regarding technical software.
Participants will be asked if they have already laptops, tablets and headsets to work on.

To train museum professionals into Digital Storytelling (DS) as an effective method of engagement and involvement in museum activities;
To encourage museums to develop projects aimed at involving marginalised people, using DS as a tool of self-expression and communication;
To use DigitaI storytelling also as a tool to evaluate the social impact of museum activities;
To promote a greater appreciation of the role of scientific museums and other museums as a tool to engage adults and promote learning opportunities and social inclusion for disadvantaged groups;
To plan museum education initiatives for adult people of different backgrounds, designed to be transferable and relevant to each of the participants’ own professional context (museums and/or social institutions/organisations).
During the digital storytelling workshop facilitators will encourage participants to come up with the concept, write the script, record and edit the script, and select the visual material, before producing the story following the BBC short form.
What is important to underline here is the participatory process that leads to the final output that is the digital story. Participants are encouraged to find their own story, in our case, a special moment that changed their experience related to the museum collections, and to tell a story about that moment.
The BBC short form follows the following scheme:
1. Briefing. In this session it is important to demystify any issues surrounding Digital Storytelling (DS), like the fear that their ideas for stories aren’t very good, or that their skills/confidence are lacking.
2. Writing. Normally the writing process starts with a ‘storytelling circle’. This session is designed to bond storytellers as a group and to tease out of them their innate powers of storytelling. The ultimate goal is to get the script
3. Recording. This is the point at which the technical aspects of DS begin. Both the technical quality and the ‘feel’ of the voice recording are vital to the success of a DS.
4. Editing. There are several forms of editing required to produce a DS:
• the recorded voiceover track needs to be gapped and mistakes removed
• photographs need to be edited, especially if they have been scanned
• the edited soundtrack, edited photos and titles are combined to create an edit of the DS
5. Sharing. This is one of the most important steps of the process. Storytelling is a multidirectional process, so every story should be shared. However is up to the storyteller if they feel to decide. Usually at the end of the workshop the stories are viewed together by all participants.
Participants may decided to upload all the stories on VIMEO or you TUBE
They will be introduce to the wider online community of Digital storytellers
Setting of Online groups to keep in contact using social media tools
Stimulate an important debate about evaluating activities in Museums and the role of Museums in society
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
DAY 1
Monday 24th MARCH
10.00-13.00 3 hours
Kick off meeting:
• Introduction, icebreaking activities, presentation of the participants and project, Introduction and house rules, health and safety
• Why human beings tell stories
• Storytelling as a means to develop effective museums activities addressed to adult people in disadvantaged situations

Lunch Break

14.30-17.30 3 hours
Visit to the museum to get participants familiarised with the environment (1 hour)
Briefing (2 hours)
• Show relevant examples of DS
• Process of DS and Schedule
• Expectations
• Legal/copyright considerations
• Introduce the signing off process
• Key technical features of the story
• Advanced warning of future needs: questions and answers

Day 2
Tuesday 25th March
10.00-13.00 3 hours
• How to create a story 3 hours (story circles)
1st draft script

Lunch Break

14.30 -17.30 3 hours
• Finalising Scripts and Storyboard s
• Final version of script/storyboards
• Recording of the story
• Once the participants have finished their script they may record their story

DAY 3
Wednesday 26th March
10.00-13.00 3 hours
• Recording of all the stories

Lunch Break

14.30 -17.30 3 hours
• How to use the digital software

DAY 4
Thursday 27th March
10.00-13.30 3 hours
• Editing 1
Folder layout and media management
Sizing Images
Importing images and sound

Lunch Break

14.30-17.30 3 hours
• Editing 2
Producing the rough cut
Adding titles and extra audio
Final stories

DAY 5
Friday 28th March
10.00-13.00 3 hours
• Cinema session: première of stories of participants (sharing)

Lunch Break

14.30-16.30 2 hours
• Final Evaluation: at the end of the training courses participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
Time to say “Good Bye", end of the course: final Ceremony

DAY 6
Saturday 29th March
Participants’ Departure
 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
-Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
 
-Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
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