Andreas Schuch

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In the framework of the lecture “Genres/Periods of American literature: Narrative Didactics and Digital Storytelling in American Culture” a workshop called “Introducing Digital Stories – Methods and Approaches” was held on October 12, 2021 at the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz. Andreas Schuch introduced the background and basic steps involved in the process of creating a Digital Story. It was emphasized that Digital Storytelling can be used in a very broad field and is not just meant for students with a teaching background, but for students from various fields, such as literature. Therefore, the students of English literature had to create a Digital Story by choosing a narrative such a novel, a game or a narrative poem to produce a creative digital story about part of that narrative. The overall theme of the Digital Story should relate to one of the topics of belonging, generations or friendship. A total of 9 Digital Stories were created, which were discussed and interpreted one month later in class together with Roberta Maierhofer, Nicole Haring and Andreas Schuch. (Text by Eva Bauer)

This workshop is part of the Erasmus+ project DigLit - Lit. Up Your Phone. Find more information on the official website:

Contact us at for digital narrative workshop inquiries at your institution. Workshops can take place in person or virtually.

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On 15 November 2021, around 25 teachers participated in the continued education course "Digitales Storytelling im Unterricht" (German).

Andreas Schuch introduced the teachers to digital storytelling and every participant created their first personal digital story. Digital storytelling is a flexible teaching tool that allows students to create personal multimedial stories and supports the development of language, digital, intercultural and various other competences.

Please contact us at for workshop or training course inquiries at your school, college or university. Workshops can be held in person or virtually.

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Our DigLit Discussion Series is happening again this semester and our first talk is by Fabiana Fazzi from Team Ca’Foscari on November 17 at 6.00 pm (online). Please, find the flyer attached and feel free to share it with your students and colleagues.

The event is open to everybody but a registration via email to is required.


Due to the very positive experiences and feedback from students regarding the methodological integration of digital storytelling at the Department of Translation Studies courses (ITAT) in the winter semester 2020/21, this practice was continued for two further courses in summer semester 2021.

The courses in question were "Ungarisch: Translatorische Basiskompetenz II (HU-DE)" and "Ungarisch: Wirtschaft und Tourismus (HU-DE)", both supervised by Dr. Claus Michael Hutterer and supported by Mag. Andreas Schuch. Students could choose almost any topic in their digital stories as long as there was a connection to Hungary and the basic criteria of digital storytelling were met. The digital stories were produced in German. The majority of students also provided a declaration of consent so that their stories could be published online. A selection of these student stories are embedded in this article, more stories can be found on the official YouTube channel of the Narrative Didactics Research Group.

Student feedback to digital storytelling has been overwhelmingly positive. Students found the Digital Storytelling method to be creative and they enjoyed applying it. At the same time this pilot project promoted students' linguistic, digital, (inter)cultural and a wide variety of further competences and helped increase students' sense and experience of self-efficacy.

We are planning future expansions of this project and increasing the corpus of student-created digital stories. Perhaps particularly in the humanities, combining storytelling with digital technologies can help develop and expand adequate digitization strategies.

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Narrative Didactics YouTube channel

Article on Digital Storytelling Workshop at Department of Translation Studies in winter semester 2020

Department of Translation Studies, University of Graz

Claus Michael Hutterer, PhD, teachers as the Department of Translation Studies at the University of Graz and has cooperated with Andreas Schuch and Narrative Didactics in the winter semester of 2020/21. He successfully conducted digital storytelling workshops with students in the courses "Ungarisch - Translatorische Basiskompetenz I" and "Ungarisch - Übersetzen für Wissenschaft und Technik (HU-DE)". Students used materials which were made available by the Narrative Didactics Research Group. Two of the many stories created by students can be watched in this article.

You can find more digital stories on the official Narrative Didactics YouTube channel:

Narrative Didactics YouTube Channel

Department of Translation Studies, University of Graz

On 14 December 2020, Andreas Schuch conducted the virtual teacher training seminar Democracy 3 – Game-based learning und 21st century skills as part of the College of Teacher Education Styria teacher training program for the winter semester 2020/21.

In this training seminar, Andreas Schuch introduced teachers to the government simulation Democracy 3 by Positech Games and showed ways of integrating the game in various teaching contexts on the secondary educational level. The seminar addressed not only how teachers can use Democracy 3 to explore specific topics and develop competences, but also how this game-based teaching approach can help develop 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving abilities and information literacy in motivating and authentic ways.

Please contact us at for workshop or training course inquiries at your school, college or university regarding Democracy 3 and game-based learning approaches in general. Workshops can be held in presence or virtually.

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Narrative Didactics Research Group has successfully co-conducted the workshop "Interaktive Lehrsequenzen gestalten" (transl.: shaping interactive teaching sequences) as part of the "Didaktik-Werkstatt 2020". Every year Science Space Styria organizes this series of courses for higher education.

Due to popular demand the workshop "Interaktive Lehrsequenzen gestalten" was held three times (17.11., 18.11., 25.11.2020). One part of this workshop was conducted by Andreas Schuch, who introduced the practice of educational digital storytelling. Workshop participants successfully created their first digital stories, a selection of which were published here and on YouTube with explicit consent.

Further information:

Website of "Didaktik-Werkstatt" (German)

Didaktik-Werkstatt 2020 program (German)

Science Space Styria

YouTube - Narrative Didactics

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Welcome to the official website of the research group Narrative Didactics!

The website is still under construction and new content will be added in the coming months.

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