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ERIC Number: EJ1171039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
The Integrated Approach versus the Traditional Approach: Analyzing the Benefits of a Dance and Transportation Integrated Curriculum
LaMotte, Megan
Journal of Dance Education, v18 n1 p23-32 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of a dance and transportation integrated curriculum on student learning and engagement. The curriculum, entitled Consequences of Our Actions: Dance and Transportation, synthesized transportation content with the art form of dance. The experimental and control groups were comprised of fifth-grade students at a Maryland elementary school. In the spring of 2014, the experimental study was implemented and data were collected in the form of pretests, posttests, and student journals. Analysis of the quantitative data found that the experimental group tested significantly better from the transportation pretests to posttests. The experimental group also tested significantly better than the control group when looking at their transportation posttests. The journals collected displayed high levels of student engagement. This study suggests that the instruction of the dance and transportation integrated curriculum facilitated higher levels of student learning and engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
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