2023 Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and EducationPROCEEDINGS
Heljakka, Katriina ¹ & Ihamäki, Pirita ²
¹ Degree of Digital Culture, Landscape and Cultural Heritage (Pori)
University of Turku
² Prizztech Ltd. Pori, Finland
Co-Playing with SurveyCubes in a Children’s Museum: Piloting a Physical, Playful and Participatory Surveying Tool
Our study focuses on piloting of a playful, participatory and toy-like surveying tool presented in three-dimensional form—the SurveyCube. The motivation for our research was to find out in which ways the tangible tool facilitates intergenerational interaction and co- play by engaging families to fill out the survey together during their visit to a children’s museum.
Hui, Vincent Hui; Huang, Alvin; Weiss, Ariel; & Kroft, Jake (Paper I)
Department of Architectural Science Toronto Metropolitan
University Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The [Not So] Primitive Hut: Lessons Learned from Virtual Architectural Reconstructions
Toronto Metropolitan University Architectural pedagogy prioritizes digital technologies as tools for designing, visualizing, and producing future construction. These same tools have the potential to also allow students to revisit and learn from the past through virtual reconstruction and collaborations with other authorities including archaeologists and historians.
Hui, Vincent ¹; Huang, Alvin ¹; Estrina, Tatiana ²; & Ma, Lena ³ (Paper II)
¹ Department of Architectural Science
Toronto Metropolitan University Toronto
² School of Architecture and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts
³ University of Toronto Totonto,
Post-Anthropocene Pedagogy: Critical Sustainable Design in Architecture
Though architectural praxis is preoccupied with the design of an anthropocentric built world, it has only relatively recently been sensitive to its impact on the ecosystems it inevitably engages. Despite claims that architecture as a discipline has overtly integrated sustainability through mandated, accredited curricula and standardized sustainable rating systems, they are readily refuted by the rote methodologies undertaken by students and practitioners alike.
Department of History and Geography
Northern Kentucky University – Highland Heights
African American Religion, the Black Church, and Mental Health
This paper will focus on the notion that today the African American church rests upon a theological framework that not only confronts the consistent attack on the integrity of Black American religion, but also requires African Americans to speak on those notions that those systems, persons, and conditions that impede the worship and adoration of God, the Gospel, and the creation of a society based on social justice as well as take into consideration the African Americans’ mental health.
Jea, Jing-Chi ¹ & Chang, Yi-En ²
¹ Department of Food and Beverage Management and Culinary Arts
Kun Shan University
Tainan, Yongkang District
² Ying Hai International High School
Tainan, North District
Is the COVID-19 Pandemic an Opportunity to Improve Adolescents’ Diet? An Exploratory Study in Taiwan
Adolescence is a vital time period for laying down good health foundations. One’s eating behaviors can be easily influenced by external factors during this stage. Since May 2022, Taiwan has experienced an upsurge of COVID-19 cases, which forced students to stay home and take part in online learning. This drastic change could be a positive influence on or a threat to adolescents’ diets. The main aim of this study is to investigate the changes in adolescents’ dietary patterns after the outbreak.
Julseth, David C.
Department of Foreign Languages
From Traditional “Romancero” Poem/Song to Novel: History and Legend of the Spanish Warrior Maiden in Teresa Sagrera’s “La doncella guerrera”
Teresa Sagrera, in “La doncella guerrera” (“The Warrior Maiden”), creates a fictional journey through events of Spain’s unification describing the perspective of a disguised female knight. This paper explores history and legend as well as literary devices used in this novel inspired by a traditional Spanish poem. Also, Sagrera invents new characters and adventures allowing us to learn about Spanish culture and to vicariously imagine the life of a gender-concealing soldier in fifteenth century Spain.
Kuhn, Tamara ¹; Dull Akers, Diana ²; Klein, Charles ³; Sun, Christina ³; Laris, BA ³; & Edwards, Lane ³
¹ Vice President, dfusion Inc.
² Senior Research Associate, dfusion Inc.
³ PHD, MPH
Formative Research Insights from the Trans Women Connected Project: Key Findings and One Counter-Intuitive
In 2017-2018, we conducted formative research with transgender women to develop an HIV prevention and sexual health promotion app called Trans Women Connected. Our purpose was to (a) understand the sexual health and HIV prevention needs of transgender women in the context of their overall health and well-being; and (b) to use these insights to guide the content development and framing strategies for a successful mobile app.
Department of Peace Studies
Chapman University Orange, California
Jail, Bail, and Pretrial Policies: The Politics of Modern Bail Reform Efforts in the Fight Against Mass Incarceration
Although current activists and change-makers have rallied together to tackle the notorious system of mass incarceration within the United States, one critical pillar of this system has been often overlooked: the practice of commercial bail in pretrial policies. These policies directly impact jail population and growth, and the discriminatory practice of bail has resulted in an increase of people being held in pretrial detention simply due to their lack of means to pay their bail amount. The existing literature agrees that unjust pretrial policies must be addressed in any future efforts to change the system of mass incarceration.
Mao, Hong ¹; Ostaszewski, Krzysztof M. ²; Wang, Jin ³
¹ School of Economics and Management
Shanghai Second Polytechnic University
² Actuarial Program Director
Illinois State University
³ Office of Information Security of China
Creative Education: Some Thoughts Based on Experience with Students in China
We consider creative education to be a process of education as a result of which students are able to use creative imagination and critical thinking to solve societal problems, form new and meaningful ideas, assume risk appropriately, and be independent and flexible. In this article, we discuss how development and evaluation of students’ capabilities in critical thinking, imagination, reasoning, analysis, and judgment, by using our personal experiences of creative education as examples.
Van Alstyne, Brad
Communication and Media Studies Department
Dominican University of California
Social Presence in College Level Online Courses
As online education continues to grow as a method to deliver education at the college and university level, research on online education has shifted from studying the technology and its ability to deliver course content to trying to better understand what encourages a positive online experience for instructors and students.
Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
The Ticking Time Bomb: Diethylstilbestrol
1940s researchers claimed artificial hormones (e.g.diethylstilbestrol) combatted pregnancy’s ills, including morning sickness, diabetes and miscarriage, and they were widely prescribed. 1950s research disproved those claims, but exposed thousands of infants to congenital malformations. While child research then was avoided, the problem of ‘orphan drugs’ remained. FDA needed to balance risks of child drug research with reality of widespread use of medications on children without prior testing.
Louisiana Tech University Ruston, Louisiana
Elf Mabruk! Teaching Tech Comm in the Arabian Gulf
The author applies theory and his own teaching experiences in the region to develop strategies that demystify teaching English in the Arabian Gulf. Understanding cultural differences and using repetition, scaffolding, and collaboration in the classroom are some of the keys to teaching English to Gulf Arabs. Appreciation for local culture and approachability are two other vital components. Methodology can facilitate intrinsic motivation and buy-in for traditional students in the Arabian Gulf.
Zheng, Kexin ¹; & Fang, Megan ²
¹ Department of Psychology
New York, NY
² Queens High School for the Sciences at York College Jamaica, NY
Asian American Female High School and College Students in STEM and Non-STEM: Imposter Syndrome Related to Self, Peers, and Family Values
Imposter syndrome is a phenomenon that affects how individuals depict themselves, often delineated through feelings of inadequacy and incompetence despite external evidence of success and achievement. Imposter symptoms linger as students advance in their academic trajectory through high school and college in STEM and non-STEM realms. Each setting embodies its own unique environment and psychosocial stressors that may induce more pressure and tension than the other. The purpose of this study was to conduct a comparative analysis of the differences between perceptions of three domains of the imposter phenomenon (i.e., self, peers, and family values) among a sample of 102 Asian American female high school and college students in STEM and non-STEM disciplines.
Ziegler, William ¹; Appel, Heidi ²; Bott-Knutson, Rebecca ³; Radasanu, Andrea ⁴; Hart, Joy ⁵; Knox, Paul ⁶; Keen, Ralph ⁷; Kotinek, Jonathan ⁸; Andersen, Mark ⁹;
¹ Binghamton University
State University of New York
Binghamton, New York
² University of Toledo
Jesup Scott Honors College
³ South Dakota State University
Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College
Brookings, South Dakota
⁴ Northern Illinois University
NIU University Honors Program
⁵ University of Louisville
University Honors Program
⁶ Virginia Tech
⁷ University of Illinois Chicago
UIC Honors College
⁸ Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
⁹ The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
UTRGV Honors College
Honors Education: A Natural Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education
Honors colleges and programs bring substantial benefits to their host institutions and the students they serve, including increased awareness of and appreciation for the arts, humanities, social sciences, and education. In this analysis, honors leaders from a range of higher education institutions across the US provide practical rationales for how honors pedagogy and institutional agility help advance student learning within the arts, humanities, social sciences, and education.