Ritual and Intent in a Renaissance Faire (Taiwan) (76100)

Session Information: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
Session Chair: Sara Neswald

Friday, 24 November 2023 15:35
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 607
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This study explores the effect of intentional embodied ritualization in an advanced college ESL experience. Forty-six sophomore students (from two different classes) were asked to work together to create a complete half-day Renaissance Faire experience for students and faculty at the Soochow University Campus, Waishuangxi, Taipei. Half the student groups applied intentional ritualization. Assessments indicate that groups applying intentional ritualization had greater retention of historical data, could better express social significance of various aspects of Renaissance culture, and reported greater appreciation for the gains attained during the Ren Faire experience as a whole. Results indicate that intentional ritualization, when properly explained to students and when properly engaged by students, provided markedly improved educational experience.

Sara Neswald, Soochow University, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Sara Neswald is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Soochow University in Taiwan

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00