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Taking a story for a walk: a method for capturing place in research

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2017
EventInterweaving: Multidisciplinary Research in an Educational and Sporting Context - Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 2017 → …


ConferenceInterweaving: Multidisciplinary Research in an Educational and Sporting Context
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period6/09/17 → …
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Institutional support for students studying at distance has improved in recent years to the extent that the majority of systems, processes and resources can be accessed equally well on- and off-campus. While this is in line with the University of Edinburgh's strategic vision of a global university, the institutional focus is still more strongly directed towards the physical Edinburgh campus than the actual location of the student. As a way of acknowledging the physical location or place of the distance learner, this paper outlines a method of incorporating local history, myth and media into a "research story". The process of story creation may help students develop new creative skills and facilitate a sense of connection to their place. This storytelling method is being designed to accomplish four main goals of: providing a more accessible way to share research with a broad audience; embedding students’ research within their local narrative; giving geographical places a voice within research; and forefronting the diverse locations of distance students to foster institutional recognition of the “distance campus” This work forms part of a PhD being undertaken at the Moray House School of Education looking at methods for capturing a sense of place in distance education.

    Research areas

  • digital, distance, storytelling, place


Interweaving: Multidisciplinary Research in an Educational and Sporting Context

6/09/17 → …

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Event: Conference

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