ERIC Number: EJ985715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Class Participation in an Aboriginal Theatre Project: An Exemplar of Undergraduate Student Engagement
Ratsoy, Ginny R.
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v2 n1 Article 3 2011
In the 21st Century, Canadian universities are increasingly emphasizing the importance of student engagement. This research paper, by analyzing the reflections of undergraduate students on their experiences in a co-curricular service learning assignment--integrated into a course that included more traditional assignments--in the context of situated learning theory, advocates for a community-focused assignment as a component in a "traditional" lecture-and-discussion based course as a tool for enhanced engagement through active, collaborative learning. While the case study explored is a drama course, the anticipated audience is pan-disciplinary, as the article casts more broadly by providing brief, general guidelines on implementing an experiential learning assignment and encouraging all professors to reflect on their classroom theory and praxis to the end of augmenting student engagement.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Undergraduate Students, Canada Natives, American Indian Culture, Drama, Service Learning, Extracurricular Activities, Learning Theories, Active Learning, Cooperative Learning, Experiential Learning, Case Studies, Praxis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada