Research to validate digital storytelling as a tool for the workplace

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Research to validate digital storytelling as a tool for the workplace

Tyros ran a Storytelling for a Digital Age workshop at the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) in June this year. The workshop aimed at equipping Adult Educators, Training Management, and HR Specialists for the digital age through using digital storytelling.

How thrilled we were when we discovered that digital storytelling practitioners in Europe are validating the use of digital storytelling for the workplace. After six months of research, the European Project KVALUES Consortium presented the first draft of the project report.

The KVALUES Project is a collaboration of adult educators from Italy, UK, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, and Bulgaria. The research focused on:

  1. Identifying skills and key competencies to be validated
  2. Assessing and developing digital storytelling as a tool that adults can use for self-evaluation to identify their skills and competencies

The KVALUES Project came about as a result of the success of DeTales, a previous project that showed digital storytelling to be a useful means to engage people of all ages and backgrounds. Creating self-awareness, encouraging learning and innovation, and improving employability were some of the values identified.

The Workforce Development Agency (WDA)’s vision is to make the Singapore workforce a competitive workforce, with workers learning for life, and advancing with skills.

WDA developed WSQ (Workforce Skills Qualifications), a national credentialing system that aims to train, develop, assess and recognise individuals for the key competencies that companies look for in potential employees.

It  is hoped that the Singapore workforce will in the near future follow suit in harnessing the power of digital storytelling for the workplace.

The next workshop “Storytelling for a Digital Age” is scheduled next year 13 and 17 February at the Institute for Adult Learning. Contact us at http://tyros.sg/contact/email/ for more information or to discuss how we can customise a storytelling workshop for your corporation, community, or school.

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By | 2016-01-07T13:45:05+00:00 23rd October, 2013|Workshop, Storytelling Tips, Beyond Singapore, Discover, Education|0 Comments

About the Author:

Angeline Koh is the Founder and Principal Storytelling Coach at Tyros Global. Since 2010, Angeline has been providing Storytelling, Design and Communications Coaching and Services for Individuals and Non-Geek Marketplace Professionals, SMEs and in-house Communicators of Large Corporation in this social media digital age. She loves seeing her participants eyes come alive when they showcase their own self-created digital stories for the first time. She would like to come alongside to help you tell your story too. Your stories matters because YOU matter! http://tyros.sg/about-angeline-koh/

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