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Valls, Rebecca; Black, Carolyn; Lee, Mimi Miyoung – Research in Dance Education, 2019
What can we learn from K-5 science teachers who have integrated science and creative dance for a five-year period? In this paper, the preliminary findings of the qualitative research conducted by a constructivist elementary charter school principal, a university dance professor, and an educational researcher is presented.This research highlights…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Science Education, Elementary School Teachers, Constructivism (Learning)
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Assandri, Eric P.J. – Research in Dance Education, 2019
The purpose of this action research is to explore the value of 'touching' when teaching in a ballet studio-based class. This method, as part of cultural heritage, is traditionally used and preserved to correct students, but in today's society, this could become challenging and problematic in Higher Education. Is this way of teaching still…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Teaching Methods, Nonverbal Communication
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Perlshtein, Talia – Research in Dance Education, 2017
The article presents a combined study--quantitative and qualitative--that examined the changes that occurred in the perceptions of beginning dance teachers over their internship year, following their participation in a targeted induction workshop, in which the collaborative reflection methodology was used. The study examined an intervention plan…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Dance Education, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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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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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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Alexias, George; Dimitropoulou, Elina – Research in Dance Education, 2011
This article is a qualitative study, which adopts the approach of social construction in order to comprehend the role played by the body in the formation of social behaviour. Using the concept of embodiment, professional ballet dancers have been chosen in order to investigate the particular attitude they form towards their bodies. The use of their…
Descriptors: Dance, Human Body, Self Concept, Social Behavior