ERIC Number: EJ844372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
A Perspective on Ritual: Toward a Direction for Revitalizing Learning Communities
Fite, Kathleen E.; Garcia, John L.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v2 n1 p75-84 2006-2007
Ritual has played an integral role in human development and socialization throughout history. This paper seeks to highlight that role so that the importance of perpetuating ritual becomes obvious and necessary. The purpose of this paper is to re-iterate the significance of ritual in human development, education, and social improvement; discuss the origin and evolution of the term ritual; suggest the elements of an effective ritual and provide a hypothetical pyramid of evolving ritualistic behavior as often experienced in learning environments.
Descriptors: Ceremonies, Role, Perspective Taking, Learning Activities, Discourse Communities, Cognitive Development, Creativity, Educational Environment, Social Development, Individual Development, Cognitive Structures
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