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ERIC Number: EJ1065841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1450-104X
The Development of Movement Synthesis Ability through the Teaching of Creative Movement and Improvisation
Theodoraki, Kalliopi; Kampiotis, Spiridon
Science Education International, v18 n4 p267-275 Dec 2007
The purpose of the present study was to examine whether the teaching of creative movement and improvisation can influence the development of movement synthesis ability. Movement synthesis ability refers to the production of a movement composition. Twenty-five female freshmen, physical education students, participated in the study. They created their own series of movements improvising within a frame of fundamental movements. Their movement synthesis ability was measured on two occasions, before and after the experimental treatment. The experimental group received 10 lessons of creative movement and improvisation, while the control group did not receive any lessons of this kind. The movement syntheses of the subjects were evaluated by a 10-items scale. The statistical analysis of the data showed that three variables of synthesis ability were improved, namely, turns, changes of levels, and changes in speed and intensity, indicating that the teaching of creative movement and improvisation in the present study had a positive impact on the development of these variables.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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