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ERIC Number: EJ1138026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
Teaching Dance in Physical Education Using Exergames
Gibbs, Béatrice; Quennerstedt, Mikael; Larsson, Håkan
European Physical Education Review, v23 n2 p237-256 May 2017
This article explores the different ways in which a dance exergame can be used to teach dance in upper secondary school physical education. Particular attention is paid to the learning processes that students are involved in when the dance game is used as a teaching resource. A socio-cultural perspective on learning constitutes the analytical framework. The study demonstrates three different uses: instructor, facilitator and inspirer. In relation to these uses the students are involved in the following learning processes: learning by imitating, repeating, communicating, negotiating, instructing, modelling and using metaphors. It is argued that dance exergames can be used pedagogically to teach dance because they focus on the moves and steps and allow the teacher to focus on observing, supporting, assigning tasks and providing feedback.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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