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ERIC Number: EJ1093553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
The Dance of the Magic Dragon: Embodied Knowledge in the Context of Transformative Learning Theory
Tsouvala, Maria; Magos, Kostas
Research in Dance Education, v17 n1 p28-41 2016
This paper describes a dance-based research project conducted at the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Thessaly. The main aim of the project was to explore the possibilities of dance in understanding the self in relation to the world, under the perspective of the transformative learning theory. The methodology applied for this purpose is qualitative and combines collaborative action research, practice-as-research in dance, and hermeneutic analysis of the data. The findings of the study indicate that the students who participated in the dance project assessed and reframed their previous views in three main conceptual areas relative to the body-self, to the others and to the notion of space.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
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