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Andersson, Ninnie – Research in Dance Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to illuminate and discuss assessment within dance education in Swedish upper secondary schools through teachers' reflections. The study investigates how teachers reflect upon the range of possibilities explored and difficulties encountered in their assessment practice. In order to be able to comprehend the phenomenon of…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Teaching Experience, Prerequisites
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Spagnuolo, Lauren M.; Colket, Laura K. – Research in Dance Education, 2016
This article provides an example of teacher research conducted by a dance educator at an elite independent boarding school in the Northeastern USA. The research was conducted during the second year of a two-year master's degree program at a large Northeastern university and the article is co-written by the former master's student/teaching fellow…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Human Body, Dance Education, Private Schools
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Sims, Meredith; Abel, Mark; Clasey, Jody; Beighle, Aaron; Fedewa, Alicia; Erwin, Heather – Research in Dance Education, 2016
This study sought to develop a system for observing dance activities in the classroom environment (SODANCE) based on the system for observing fitness instructional time (SOFIT). SODANCE utilizes direct observation to quantify the physical activity intensity of dance activities. Female students aged 11-17 years participated in an activity protocol…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Classroom Observation Techniques, Physical Activities, Females
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Styrke, Britt-Marie – Research in Dance Education, 2015
This article deals with didactics, dance and teacher knowing in an upper secondary school context in Sweden. Dance is referred to as a western theatrical art form as well as to a subject mainly defined through its curriculum. A qualitative interview study with experienced dance teachers constitutes the base on which two overarching theoretical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers
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Englund, Boel; Sandstrom, Birgitta – Research in Dance Education, 2015
The aim of the study is to examine how dance teachers express themselves verbally in teaching situations where movement training is combined with "expression". The empirical material consists of films and tapes from a 130 min long dance class at upper secondary school, and a taped conversation with the teacher about episodes from the…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Movement Education, Art Expression, Verbal Communication
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Ashley, Linda – Research in Dance Education, 2014
In 2000, teaching about culturally diverse dances from contextual perspectives became an expectation for New Zealand schools with the inaugural The Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum. Responding to the new curriculum the author, as dance lecturer for K-12 generalist teachers attending a seven day in-service dance and drama education course, faced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Relevance (Education), Culturally Relevant Education
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Savrami, Katia – Research in Dance Education, 2012
This is a viewpoint that discusses the criteria applied for an objective, academic assessment of dance education and comments upon the status of dance education both in secondary education schools and professional dance schools in Greece today. The viewpoint concludes by proposing the need for an independent undergraduate dance degree to be…
Descriptors: Dance, Fine Arts, Secondary Education, Dance Education
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Huddy, Avril; Stevens, Kym – Research in Dance Education, 2011
This paper describes a teaching model, "The Teaching Artist", developed to address the pedagogical and cultural divide between the traditional dance teacher and the dance artist who teaches: traditionally, one teaching about dance and the other, teaching through dance. The "Teaching Artist" model was developed through the…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Teacher Education, Teaching Models, Preservice Teachers
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Connolly, Mary Kate; Quin, Edel; Redding, Emma – Research in Dance Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to assess the physiological and psychological impact of contemporary dance classes on adolescent females. Fifty-five females, aged 14 were recruited from secondary schools in the UK. The intervention constituted a program of contemporary dance classes with an emphasis on building muscular strength. Full ethics…
Descriptors: Muscular Strength, Intervention, Physical Activities, Females
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Stivaktaki, Chrysi; Mountakis, Costas; Bournelli, Pagona – Research in Dance Education, 2010
The purpose of the present study was to assess the effect of a cross-curricular programme for the teaching of traditional dances on the attitudes and perceptions of Greek pupils in the First Year of Secondary School. At the outset we anticipated that the programme would have positive results in terms of: (a) the pupils' enjoyment of the activity;…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Attitude Measures, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Dyer, Becky – Research in Dance Education, 2010
Teachers' narratives, when viewed as a form of critical inquiry, can allow teachers to tell and retell stories from their evolving points of view and contextual positions, with the goal of better understanding the complexity and depth of the experiences that have informed their teaching. This narrative, which weaves the voices of the author and…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Personal Narratives, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Chappell, Kerry; Craft, Anna; Rolfe, Linda; Jobbins, Veronica – Research in Dance Education, 2009
This paper details the early stages of research which, through exploring new methodological and conceptual spaces, is being carried out with the aim of contributing to redressing the balance between creativity and performativity, in secondary level dance education in England. The Dance Partners for Creativity Research (DPC) Project is a…
Descriptors: Creativity, Dance Education, Foreign Countries, Researchers
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Connell, John – Research in Dance Education, 2009
There is a lack of research examining practitioners' beliefs, understanding and attitudes towards the teaching of dance in England. In order to address this gap in the evidence, this paper reports on a recent survey of dance practitioners (n = 198) living and working in Yorkshire, the largest county in England, on what they consider to be the most…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Friedman, Sharon – Research in Dance Education, 2009
The post-apartheid Dance Studies curriculum in South Africa is attempting to offer school learners both an education and training in dance as an art form. The outcomes-based syllabi are intended to ensure that learners come to respect the diversity of South African society, and therefore a range of dance styles and genres are offered in order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Cultural Differences, Hidden Curriculum
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Parrish, Mila – Research in Dance Education, 2008
Regardless of geographical limitations, community partnerships can flourish through videoconference technology. This article presents iDance Arizona (iDA) research as a tool for supporting the teaching and learning of dance in rural settings. This research focuses on university/K-12 collaborations and examines the pedagogy of videoconferencing in…
Descriptors: Dance, Elementary Secondary Education, Dance Education, School Community Relationship
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