ERIC Number: EJ1053346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Using Tagteach to Improve the Proficiency of Dance Movements
Quinn, Mallory J.; Miltenberger, Raymond G.; Fogel, Victoria A.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v48 n1 p11-24 Spr 2015
Behavioral research to enhance sports performance has been conducted in numerous sports domains and often involves feedback from the coach to the student. One promising form of feedback is the use of an acoustical stimulus such as a clicker to provide more immediate feedback. Similar to clicker training with animals, acoustical stimuli are used with humans to reinforce desired behavior in a procedure called TAGteach, which involves using a clicker as a conditioned reinforcer in training. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of TAGteach, implemented by dance teachers, to increase the fluency of 3 dance movements in a multiple baseline design across behaviors with 4 students of dance. Target behaviors included a turn, kick, and leap. The targeted dance movements remained at relatively low levels of performance during baseline and improved for each participant after the introduction of the TAGteach intervention. Implications for future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Athletics, Feedback (Response), Acoustics, Auditory Stimuli, Reinforcement, Audience Response Systems, Dance Education, Movement Education, Behavior Modification, Program Effectiveness
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