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ERIC Number: ED366597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 72
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Individual Skills in Dance Composition and Performance Using Cooperative Learning Structures.
Yoder, Linda
The purpose of this study, conducted at Mohawk Alternative Middle School (Columbus, Ohio) was: (1) to identify student attitudes about dance and the place of dance in education; (2) to determine the effects of specific cooperative learning structures on the ability of individual students to create their own movement studies; (3) to identify instructional strategies for teaching dance composition; and (4) to explore cooperative learning as a means to integrate the areas of critical, historical, cultural, social, and aesthetic inquiry into student dance making. Pre- and post-surveys, written journals, pre- and post-video recordings of individual student compositions, and interviews form the basis for the presentation of eight individual case studies. Data analysis indicates that cooperative learning structures have a definite and useful place in the dance classroom and studio. The majority of subjects showed marked improvement in either performance or compositional skills or both and demonstrated greater confidence, self-assurance, and clarity. Appendices describe preparation for research, survey questions and student responses, pre- and post- video interviews, analysis of pre- and post- movement studies, and a coding sheet for assessment of movement studies. (Contains 37 references.) (LL)
New York University, National Arts Education Research Center, 32 Washington Place, Suite 52, New York, NY 10003 ($4).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. School of Education, Health, Nursing, and Arts Professions.