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Our Voices -Digital Curator Learner Book

This Digital Curator Learner Book covers the same topics as the Our Voices Digital Curator Training Programme. Ideally, it should be used in tandem with this training to support you to utilise the knowledge and skills from the training to deliver story curation activities in community and informal learning settings.

However, it can also be used independently by professionals working in a wide range of fields including community development, digital storytelling, education and much more. The topics covered in this book are divided into the following three sections:

1.Sourcing Stories – Locating stories to use in your curation

2.Curating Stories – Analysing the stories sourced and packaging them as digital outputs

3.Mobilising Stories – Connecting the findings and outputs to decision and change makers

Each of these sections contains information on the subject matters to enable you to develop your digital story curation skills, explore areas such as curation ethics, analysis models, digital packaging skills and learn how to mobilise the knowledge in stories to creative positive change for communities.

At the end of each section, there is a guide for facilitators and some adapted resources and activities that will support you to deliver digital story curation training activities in informal learning environments and/or community settings. Specifically, this guide focuses on making story curation accessible for learners with low levels of literacy and academic ability (including those with learning disabilities). The book concludes with some additional resources you might find useful when delivering curation activities and to support your continued professional development in this field.