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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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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┬ámin 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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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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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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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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Smith-Autard, Jacqueline – Research in Dance Education, 2003
This paper introduces the reader to Wild Child--a CD-ROM resource for dance education (Schofield & Smith-Autard, 2001) and aims to disclose how research undertaken by the dance educator (author of this paper) in partnership with multimedia expert, Jim Schofield, has led to advances in pedagogy. Focusing on the teaching of dance form, the paper…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Computer Peripherals