Digital Storytelling can be an extremely effective way of encouraging reflection around complex, intense experiences — such as travel or an internship — and helping to distill moments of transformation (Digital Storytelling has been described as a particularly effective way to “turn experience into learning”).

Telling stories of travel

For her Anthropology 215 class, Prof. Donna Kerner took Wheaton students to Tanzania, Africa. Her purpose was to:

Put a human face on some of the complex policy issues targeting development in the Third world [and], even briefly, learn to speak and think in a different cognitive domain, and […] connect with people whose lives are different from their own.