3:00 - 3:50 PM
Taiwan Universtity Students Actively Embrace Cross-cultural Experiential
National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Recently, Taiwan and overseas Chinese students, at the National Taiwan
Normal University's Department of English, embraced the model of
"experiential education" within their Language and Culture classroom. Grounded
in a principle, which firmly acknowledges previous academic training and
experience, students actively engaged in focussed and student and centered
activities, which supported their course's purpose, goals, and objectives,
while fostering new learning. This workshop session will be divided into
four parts; an explanation of the National Taiwan Normal University students
cross-cultural classroom learning experience, instruction about the experiential
learning model, participant involvement with the model and the processing
of their experience.
This session will provide participants with opportunities to learn about
and to become actively involved with the four stages of the experiential
learning model. Participants will experience new learning through specifically
designed cross-cultural activities, utilizing the traditional Chinese classroom
methodologies of leadership and peer assistance, in conjunction with the
model for experiential learning.
In addition, the presenter will provide participants with cross-cultural
classroom materials and activities.