DigiTales was one of the three UK partners of the Silver Stories partnership (2013-2015) which was led by the University of Brighton (UoB). It was funded by the Lifelong Learning ‘Transfer of Innovation’ programme. DigiTales developed the Silver Stories proposal to the EC with the University of Brighton, building upon our award-winning Extending Creative Practice project, which ran from 2010 – 2012.
Silver Stories explored the use of Digital Storytelling with health care professionals who are working with, or training to work with older people. It tested the benefits of digital storytelling as a tool for reflective learning, as an active engagement tool to help combat digital exclusion of active older people and as a means to stimulate memory and articulate stories that may otherwise not be told by older people.
Working with health care professionals allowed DigiTales to gather new stories, create new quality assured modules for use in Higher Education across the partner countries and demonstrate the power of digital storytelling in Higher Education, community and workplace settings.