• Cheng-Hui Tsai National Taichung University of Science and Technology
  • Chuan-Po Wang Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan
Keywords: Action Research, Digital humanities, Field study, Indigenous Culture, Indigenous Literature


The term 'teaching practice' focuses on creative teaching and innovative research to promote multi-intelligence digital humanities and cultivate knowledge of indigenous culture through field investigation and humane care. Thus, the curriculum of indigenous literature is based on: (i) an awareness of local and tribal culture and care; (ii) an innovative teaching model (from a cognitive model to a cognitive skills model); (iii) an emotional model (care of ethnic humanities); (iv) a digital model (digital humanities and archives, learner-based learning, flipped classrooms and Problem Based Learning). The curriculum aims at guiding students to reflect on multicultural values, learn about holistic education, and focus on people's core concerns. Ritual part of Taiwan’s Atayal and Thao cultures are integrated into the innovative education of indigenous literature, and students are led to participate in field investigations of the ceremonies to complete the digital cultural documentary of the Atayal Thanksgiving ceremony and reach the innovative teaching goal of digital humanities education. This ensures student participation in tribal ceremonies, which in turn leads to practical knowledge and experience of indigenous cultures. Such an attempt contributes towards an action study for the digitization of indigenous culture. The research method combines text teaching with the action research, and the specific multi-teaching through digital documentary. The findings from the study reveal that students learn literature through action research more realistically and accurately, and thereby save indigenous cultures.

Author Biographies

Cheng-Hui Tsai, National Taichung University of Science and Technology

Dr Cheng-Hui Tsai is Assistant Professor, Centre for General Education, National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. Her areas of research are indigenous literature, modern literature, and classical literature.

Chuan-Po Wang, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan

Dr Chuan-Po Wang is Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Design, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan. His areas of research are assistive technology, interface design, and rehabilitation design


How to Cite
Tsai, C.-H., & Wang, C.-P. (2019). DIGITIZATION OF FESTIVAL CULTURE IN TAIWAN’S INDIGENOUS LITERATURE. Journal of Dharma, 44(2), 239-248. Retrieved from http://dvkjournals.in/index.php/jd/article/view/213