Using symbolism-based system to explore and understand Chinese literature: A symbolism-based system in Chinese narrative poems
Naglaa Ali, Minchu Chen, University of Florida, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The paper is to develop a system that supports the teaching and learning of Chinese narrative poems, as well as provide a platform for conducting research into the cognition of Chinese symbolism. One objective of this system is to build a knowledge-based structure representing the features of the symbols and the relationships of those among Chinese narrative poems. The structure is made to be more explicit and explorable to the learner. With the computer|s interactive graphic ability, the system provides a medium where the symbol structure can be presented with flexible highlights, so the learners| attention is grabbed to various components. Meanwhile, the system can also provide a variety of activities where the learners can practice graphical components of these poems. It is promising that through interactions with this system, the learners| would be able to develop a structural understanding about Chinese narrative poems and acquire effective strategies for learning them.
Ali, N. & Chen, M. (2003). Using symbolism-based system to explore and understand Chinese literature: A symbolism-based system in Chinese narrative poems. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (p. 2660). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).