In December 2015 we embarked on yet another exciting Digital Storytelling adventure. This time we are working with the Scottish Travellers Education Programme based at the University of Edinburgh. Over the next few months, we will be working with a group of young travellers in Edinburgh in order to co-design youth section on www.step.education.ed.ac.uk.
So far, we had an opportunity to meet with the group and learn about their interests and listen to some of their fantastic stories.
Over the coming weeks we will be looking at different digital tools to research these ideas further and to create content for the website. We are hoping that this project will provide the participants with new digital skills and an online platform which will allow them to express their ideas and share stories.
"STEP is in the unique position of being able to straddle research, policy and practice. We are based within the University of Edinburgh, Institute of Education Teaching and Leadership, we receive support from Scottish Government’s Learning and Equalites Directorates and we host the Traveller Education Network which has membership from the majority of Scotland’s local authorities. Our aim is to exploit this unique position for the benefit of mobile communities and to achieve this we have developed innovative approaches to working with our many stakeholders." Source: STEP