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Presentation Proposal - NACADA Annual Conference
Presentation Info and Handouts
Conference Year: 2021
Session #: 234(LEC)
Title: Traveling the Hero's Journey With Our Exploratory Students
Lead Presenter: Matthew Eng
Date: October 08, 2021    Time: 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Room: Jr. Ballroom D, DECC
Abstract: Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, Thomas Anderson, Simba, Frodo. How do we use our narratives and storytelling to assist our students throughout university life? By pairing Peter Hagen's Narrative Theory in Advising with Joseph Campbell's Monomyth (The Hero's Journey), what can we learn about the student experience? In what ways can this trope be used to understand and frame the collegiate experience of our students. Does this framework provide a tool to help first-generation students understand their experience? The universality of storytelling and the Hero's Journey structure may help students frame their higher education experience.

Where does an academic advisor fit into this story? The turning point for our hero, or our students, is the meeting of the mentor.
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C438-H01.pdf --- Session slides C438-H02.pdf --- Video Transcript C438-H03.pdf --- Hero's Journey Template
C438-H04.pdf --- Hero's Journey Sample

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