ERIC Number: ED231456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Belief Systems and Ritual Behavior: A Modular Approach.
Kassebaum, Peter A.
A self-instructional package for a unit in ritual behavior and belief systems for a community college cultural anthropology course is presented along with a discussion of its development. The first sections of the paper describe the objectives, procedures, and implications of the packet's development, indicating that conceptual references regarding the construction of learning objectives were drawn from Bloom, Roueche, Maeger, and Tyler; standardized anthropology concepts were elicited from a number of commonly used introductory textbooks; a survey identified the most commonly appearing concepts dealing with primitive belief systems; and objectives and narrative text were prepared. The learning packet itself includes: (1) directions for its use; (2) a rationale; (3) broad, generalized objectives; (4) narrow objectives and a list of performance activities; (5) a narrative covering the economic aspects of rituals and beliefs, emotional needs, secular vs. sacred considerations, Arunta animism and totemism, spiritual power, fertility, shamans, and rites of passage (i.e., pregnancy and childbirth, naming, puberty, and death); (6) a bibliography; (7) performance activities; and (8) a post-test. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ritual Behavior
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.