A self-observable learning cinema in the classroom

Wei Yi Wu, Yuan Fu Luo, De Yuan Huang, Chi Wen Huang, Yu I. Peng, Gwo Dong Chen

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In this study, we introduce a new method to perform educational drama in the classroom. Different from conventional drama in that the actors are performing in the scene and facing the audience so that the actors cannot see the performances of themselves. We develop a digital educational drama stage. The actors can see, face, and perform the scene and can see their performance in the digital scene like a mirror room. Other classmates can see their performing on the screen. The educational drama method is applied on English as a Second Language course in fifth grade students of a local primary school. In the beginning two months, 2 teachers and 2 classes with 62 students used our approach. After that, the two teachers reported that the students are more engaged and concentrated on the learning activities of the drama than conventional educational drama they used before. According to the interviews, teachers suggested applying digital educational drama stage to the fifth grade due to improving concentration in class.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015
EditorsYu-Ju Lan, Hsin-Yih Shyu, Chengjiu Yin, Hiroaki Ogata, Wenli Chen, Ming-Fong Jan, Sahana Murthy, Ying-Tien Wu, Siu Cheung Kong, Xiaoqing Gu, Beaumie Kim, Yongwu Miao, Niwat Srisawasdi, Yuping Wang, Chiu-Pin Lin, Carol H.C. Chu, Jari Laru, Miguel Nussbaum, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ju-Ling Shih, Amali Weerasinghe, Weiqin Chen, Feiyue Qiu, Vania Dimitrova, Ching-Kun Hsu, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Maiga Chang, Tore Hoel, Yen-Hui Audrey Li, Jon Mason, Hitoshi Sasaki, Li Zhang
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801458
StatePublished - 2015
Event23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 30 Nov 20154 Dec 2015

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NameProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015


Conference23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015


  • Authentic learning
  • Digital learning playground
  • Educational drama


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