Hybrid solutions for didactics in higher education: An interdisciplinary workshop of ‘Visual Storytelling’ to develop documentation competences

  • Marina De Rossi University of Padova
  • Emilia Restiglian University of Padova
Keywords: Teacher training, ICT, hybrid solutions, narrative digital documentation, educational design, assessment skills, higher education


The article reports on the results of a Design-Based Research path realized through a workshop about the “Visual Storytelling” (VS). The workshop aimed to develop teacher’s professional competences about digital narrative documentation to be certified through the Open Badge system. The interdisciplinary design was developed according to the ICT-TPACK framework between the two courses “Methodologies, Didactics and Technologies for Teaching” and “Educational Research” in the Master’s degree in Primary Teaching. 32 students were involved to deal with the documentation of some real educational experiences observed at school. They were asked to fill a semi-structured questionnaire at the end of the workshop. Other data came from a rubric used to evaluate VS products from three different points of views (students’ self-assessment; university teachers; school teachers). The workshop stimulated the students to use technologies creatively, critically and reflectively to develop an authentic task realizing a VS product. According to the students’ opinion, the workshop also facilitated collaborative processes as well as skills of self-assessment and the personalization of learning.

Received: 08 October 2018
Accepted: 20 March 2019
Published online: 29 May 2019


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Author Biographies

Marina De Rossi, University of Padova
Marina De Rossi (marina.derossi@unipd.it) is currently Associate Professor in Didactics and Special Pedagogy (enabled full professor) at the University of Padova (Italy).
Emilia Restiglian, University of Padova
Emilia Restiglian (emilia.restiglian@unipd.it), PhD in Education Sciences, is currently Associate Professor in Educational Research at the University of Padova (Italy) where she is Director of the Research and Study Interdepartmental Centre for People Service (CISSPE).


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How to Cite
De Rossi, Marina, and Emilia Restiglian. 2019. “Hybrid Solutions for Didactics in Higher Education: An Interdisciplinary Workshop of ‘Visual Storytelling’ to Develop Documentation Competences”. Tuning Journal for Higher Education 6 (2), 175-203. https://doi.org/10.18543/tjhe-6(2)-2019pp175-203.