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ERIC Number: ED398607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
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An Investigation of Using Dance Drama as an Expressive Idiom in Elementary Education.
Morin, Francine L.
Investigating the nature and value of dance drama as an expressive idiom for elementary school children, this paper discusses foundational concerns about the nature of dance drama, aesthetic content, learnings in dance drama, and the organization of these learnings. Noting that the ideas of dance drama presented have largely emerged from a content analysis of resources in dance, dance drama, and drama education, the paper begins with a definition for dance drama and then offers comprehensive discussions around the study of expressive devices and composition. The paper then offers a conceptual framework for an elementary dance drama curriculum based on content strands which emerged. The paper identifies fundamental principles and concept chains along with outcome behaviors for each level of schooling. Translating theory to practice, the paper presents 10 model dance drama outlines to guide teachers in designing instruction and developing projects in the classroom. (Contains 27 references, 5 tables, and 1 figure.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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