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Journal
2010 | 3 | 1 | 4-12
Article title

Learning Strategies and Evaluation Methods in Dance Education

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Abstracts
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Introduction. The article deals with the problem of stimulation of the changes in teaching dance at schools seeking to implement contemporary approach to education based on active learning process and apropriate evaluation for learning. The object of the research is learning strategies and evaluation methods in dance education.The Aim of the Study. To define pecularities of learning strategies and evaluation methods in dance education at school.Materials and Methods. Analysis of scientific literature, European and Lithuanian education documents; questionnaire of 168 dance teachers of Lithuania, diagnostic investigation with 159 students in Grades 5-6 from two Vilnius basic schools; pedagogical experiment with 65 students in Grades 5-6 from one Vilnius basic school where dance lessons are held once a week; interview with four students from the pedagogical experiment; descriptive statistics.Results. The results of the research showed that learning strategies are hardly implemented in dance education process; mostly a bihevioristic approach in teaching is used where the emphasis is laid on showing and explaining the dance steps connected with aural and visual learning styles and the main method of evaluation is the repetition of the dance steps shown.Conclusions. It has been concluded that mostly one (folk or ballroom dance) genre is used and one activity (mostly performance) is applied, though efficient educational process in dance is implemented through a combination and proportional application of dance activities, tasks connected with all learning strategies most appropriate to every student and evaluation instruments which include creative tasks with clear evaluation criteria and individual development subgoals.
Publisher
Journal
Year
Volume
3
Issue
1
Pages
4-12
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Dates
published
2010-03-01
online
2011-10-20
Contributors
  • Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania
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Publication order reference
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YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_v10195-011-0028-3
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