Discovering the Life Stories of Modern Hakka Mothers in a Classroom
Hung-Cheng Chen, Asia-Pacific Institute of Creativity, Taiwan ; Eric Liu, Sheng-Yi Wu, National Central University, Taiwan ; Chin-Yu Lin, Asia-Pacific Institute of Creativity, Taiwan
IJOPCD Volume 1, Number 2, ISSN 2155-6873 Publisher: IGI Global
This study examines the life stories of Hakka mothers by a systematic approach in a classroom. In order to grasp a vivid portrait of the so-called “Hakka Mother”, a series of courses that allow every student to revisit the life stories of mothers are proposed. This investigation explores the life stories in two different scopes: the food habit and dressing style. Throughout the dialogues among children and mothers, the life stories embedded in those two scopes have been discovered and the parent-child relationship of each family has been revealed. The results are archived on a social network platform called Ning which enables the Web 2.0 interactions and sharing processes among different users at different platforms such as Facebook and Youtube. This feature enhances the understanding of the cultural aspect of Hakka mothers and invites more people to care about the life story and to contribute their own stories in a similar manner on the social networks.
Chen, H.C., Liu, E., Wu, S.Y. & Lin, C.Y. (2011). Discovering the Life Stories of Modern Hakka Mothers in a Classroom. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 1(2), 73-85. IGI Global.