The Impact of Digital Storytelling on Developing Young Learners’ Emotional Intelligence

Lotfi Rafraf, Sonia Ajili

Abstract


This research is aimed at ascertaining whether it is possible to foster emotional intelligence in teenagers through technology. This research is aimed at ascertaining whether it is possible to foster emotional intelligence in teenagers through technology.

Today’s children seem to lack the ability to empathize, negotiate and cooperate, and they often cannot feel optimistic and about the future. This void is maybe due to the shortage of integrating stories on the level of emotional intelligence (EI). The study of this skill among young learners (YLs) has been widening its scope o account for the different facets of the relationship between this concept and the proper technique that can help learners develop their learning skills.  The present article tries to examine the impact of digital storytelling (ST) as a teaching strategy on young learners’ emotional intelligence development. It focuses also on showing the benefits of implementing this tool in English language classrooms and how all these concepts can affect positively the learners’ language acquisition, and retention and makes the learning experience more engaging and interesting for both, teachers and learners.


Keywords


Digital storytelling, young learners, emotional intelligence.

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