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Dryburgh, Jamieson; Jackson, Louise H. – Research in Dance Education, 2016
This paper critically discusses an investigation into approaches to teaching and learning strategies with first-year undergraduate students studying dance in a Higher Education context. The authors investigate a pedagogical practice of using a flipchart to embed reflection as a shared activity as an integral part of studio practice. This study…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Visual Aids, Dance Education, Dance
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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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Haines, Susan; Torres, Talani – Research in Dance Education, 2016
Recent experiences in rehearsals have led us to question how student dancers perceive the culture of rehearsal. We are interested in how the influence of shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" affects student expectations. How do students from competitive dance studio backgrounds approach learning in a rehearsal setting? Are there…
Descriptors: Dance Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Theater Arts
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Steinberg, Claudia; Steinberg, Fabian – Research in Dance Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to capture the student's views in lessons of creative dance. A qualitative empirical research design was carried out using video-stimulated recall interviews. The participants in this study were 88 children (63 female and 25 male) between the ages of 9 and 11 years (M = 10.5, SD = 1.2) in physical education lessons. A…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Student Attitudes, Young Children, Elementary School Students
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Savrami, Katia – Research in Dance Education, 2016
Since the establishment of Acting Studies, movement has always been a part of actor training. In the current vocational training institutions in the UK, movement for actors covers a wide range of subjects, including dance, somatics and movement practices. The aim of this research was to collect information about the dance techniques considered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Psychomotor Skills, Acting
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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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Tsouvala, Maria; Magos, Kostas – Research in Dance Education, 2016
This paper describes a dance-based research project conducted at the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Thessaly. The main aim of the project was to explore the possibilities of dance in understanding the self in relation to the world, under the perspective of the transformative learning theory. The methodology applied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Transformative Learning, Research Projects
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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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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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Morris, Merry Lynn – Research in Dance Education, 2015
This article addresses the use of the fifth position in historical and current dance training practices with particular emphasis upon examining the 180° aesthetic and its hegemonic, idealized persistence in dancing bodies, as a marker of perfection and "beauty". Historical research is interwoven with practice-based experience and dance…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Human Body, Historiography
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Duffy, Ali – Research in Dance Education, 2015
This paper argues that Liz Lerman's and Larry Lavender's approaches to mentoring student choreographers denote a shift in the philosophy of choreographic mentorship in higher education, because they reflect current concerns in critical pedagogy. My particular interest is in the relationship established between student artist and educator when a…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Mentors, Dance, Higher Education
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Munjee, Tara – Research in Dance Education, 2015
Contemporary discourse embraces notions of human movement in space as occurring in both set, singular locations and also through many locations and ever-changing fields. Mobile conceptions of location and spatiality particularly relate to patterns of everyday contemporary life and are embraced in some artistic and performance practices. Graphic…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Movement Education, Coding, Educational Practices
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