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Wenn, Britta; Mulholland, Rosemary; Timmons, Wendy; Zanker, Yvonne – Research in Dance Education, 2018
Theories of emotional intelligence (EI) have already been applied successfully in the field of education, and EI has been found to predict different aspects of teaching such as influencing teachers' self-efficacy beliefs (TSEB). This study aims to explore potential associations between EI, TSEB, and length of teaching experience amongst dance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Emotional Intelligence, Teacher Effectiveness
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Clegg, Helen; Owton, Helen; Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn – Research in Dance Education, 2018
In the 'Western' world, dance is generally considered a feminised activity and gender traditionally tends to be drawn along binary lines. Traditional notions of idealised gendered bodies in dance are often valorised. Psychologically, girls are expected to be passive, by unquestioningly accepting the instructions of the dance teacher, whereas boys…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance, Dance Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Higdon, Rachel Delta; Stevens, Jayne – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This paper explores dance students' understanding of employability and their views about their dance futures in order to inform higher education curricula and workforce development. The investigation focuses on the student experience on a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree course in Dance at an English university. First and final year undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Dance Education, Undergraduate Students
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Golding, Alison; Boes, Claudia; Nordin-Bates, Sanna M. – Research in Dance Education, 2016
The understanding of the significance of movement to learning benefits from advances in neuroscience. This study considered a neurophysiological perspective in relation to the educational theory of Accelerated Learning (AL) for which little empirical evidence exists. Childhood development themes and learning strategies from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Kinesthetic Methods, Preschool Children
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Zitomer, Michelle R. – Research in Dance Education, 2016
This study explored the perspectives of elementary school children with disabilities in inclusive dance education classrooms in two large school districts in Western Canada. A qualitative interpretivist approach facilitated understanding of the experiences of eight children with different disabilities between the ages 6 and 10 who participated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Elementary School Students, Disabilities
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Whiteside, Bethany; Kelly, John – Research in Dance Education, 2016
This article analyses the social interactions and behaviours evident within an adult, amateur ballet class in one of Scotland's cities. Using an ethnographic empirical approach, the study utilises Erving Goffman's model of dramaturgy to explore the impression management of participants from the ballet class. Evidence (data) was generated through a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Dance, Adults
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Kim, Na-ye – Research in Dance Education, 2016
This paper presents the core findings of a doctoral study conducted between 2009 and 2013 on teaching and learning the creative process in dance composition. Choreographic knowledge that enhances the technical and creative aspects of choreography is examined and interpreted on the basis of Aristotle's "techne" and "phronesis."…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Creativity, Foreign Countries
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Na, Kyung-Ah; Park, Hyun-Jung; Han, Seok Jin – Research in Dance Education, 2016
In this paper, we propose a community-based dance programme designed for North Korean female defectors in South Korea, with the aim of promoting their physical, psychological, and interpersonal aspects. We set up four research objectives: to look into social contexts of North Korean female refugees in South Korea, to identify the women's desire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Refugees, Females
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Leijen, Äli; Sööt, Anu – Research in Dance Education, 2016
This article discusses the results of a study that investigated the use of different procedures to support the reflection processes of university-level dance students. As a procedure of unguided reflection, the students were asked to write a free-form essay and, as a form of guided reflection, a semi-structured interview and written reflection…
Descriptors: Dance Education, College Students, Preservice Teachers, Reflection
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Choi, Euichang; Kim, Na-ye – Research in Dance Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore teaching methods for whole ballet in Korean ballet education. This study built upon a first phase of research that identified the educational content of "whole" ballet. Four dimensions were identified as the educational content: "physical," "cognitive," "emotional"…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Dance, Dance Education, Qualitative Research
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Mabingo, Alfdaniels – Research in Dance Education, 2015
Study abroad programs in dance education have played a key role in equipping students with globally and culturally diverse academic, pedagogic and professional knowledge, aptitudes and experiences. For this study, I interviewed six subjects who participated in New York University dance education study abroad program to Uganda from 2007 to 2010 to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Dance Education, College Students
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Risner, Doug – Research in Dance Education, 2014
This analysis (n?=?33), drawn from the findings of the author's larger mixed method research study, investigated bullying and harassment of adolescent male students (ages 13-18) pursuing dance study at the pre-professional level in the United States. Procedures for this analysis included review of primary and secondary sources from the…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Males, Bullying, Aggression
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Tai, JuanAnn – Research in Dance Education, 2014
The National Student Dance Competition is a significant annual event in the field of dance in Taiwan supervised by the Ministry of Education. Dance pupils who participate in this competition are under the influence of their instructors and thus tend to reproduce the same culture in their socialization process. By using the Bourdieuian concepts of…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Competition, Socialization
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Aujla, Imogen Jane; Nordin-Bates, Sanna; Redding, Emma – Research in Dance Education, 2014
Commitment to an activity forms an essential part of the talent development process, yet little is known about the reasons why young people commit to dance training. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors that affect young dancers' commitment to a selective dance talent scheme. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 19…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Dance, Dance Education
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Aujla, Imogen Jane; Redding, Emma – Research in Dance Education, 2014
There is a general recognition of the lack of progression routes for dancers with disabilities. Alongside this, there is a lack of understanding of how best to identify and develop talent among young disabled dancers. The current study sought to address this gap in the literature by investigating criteria that might be appropriately applied when…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Talent Identification, Dance Education, Selective Admission
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