Learning through Story-Telling through Technology: Negotiating Landscapes in Search of Self

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This presentation will explore the experience of dislocation resulting from a loss of a sense of place. The exploration takes the form of a narrative journey using fragments of visual memory as records or critical incidents. Using the visual metaphor of landscape, this exploration examines the issues related to self narrative and authorship in the recovery of self through visual memory. The paper will particularly address issues of place, belonging and identity. The presentation will include narratives of photographs, film, digital story, and written experiences whilst undertaking journeys to places in the memoried past.
The presentation will discuss the use of 'digital storytelling' and its role in memoir creation.


Keywords: Identity and Place, Learning and Technology, Reflective Practice, Narrative
Stream: Creative Arts and Learning
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Lariane Fonseca

Academic Development Advisor, Swinburne Professional Learning, Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lariane Fonseca migrated to Australia with her family from India in 1967. She has lived and worked in many locations in Australia and overseas. Lariane is currently working as an Academic Development Advisor at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia Lariane is a photographer and Digital Storyteller and is currently undertaking her PhD using narrative inquiry and innovative means of recording data through digital story telling and photography, to investigate ideas of dislocation and the impact that leaving one's own culture has on the development of one's self identity. Her research has lead to several return trips to India resulting in the development of a new relationship between herself and her dual ‘homelands’.

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