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ERIC Number: EJ1135046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
Scratch Nights and Hash-Tag Chats: Creative Tools to Enhance Choreography in the Higher Education Dance Curriculum
Kelsey, Louise; Uytterhoeven, Lise
Research in Dance Education, v18 n1 p34-47 2017
This paper reports on a focused collaborative learning and teaching research project between the Dance Department at Middlesex University and partner institution London Studio Centre. Informed by Belinda Allen's research on creative curriculum design, dance students and lecturers shared innovative learning opportunities to enhance the development of the creative dance graduate. The key motivation was to explore practices in the modules on both institutions' undergraduate programmes in which choreography is located. Interdisciplinary, peer and audience discussions surrounding students' work were fostered during Scratch nights and via hash-tag chats on Twitter. In this discussion we demonstrate that these discursive and participatory practices have value for future dance artists entering the professional field. We evaluate the research outcomes with focus on language, critical confidence and risk taking with the view of better shaping students' overall learning opportunities in a collaborative dance network to support their individual development as artists.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)
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