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ERIC Number: EJ811830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
Traditional Dance, Pedagogy and Technology: An Overview of the WebDANCE Project
Karkou, Vicky; Bakogianni, Sophia; Kavakli, Evangelia
Research in Dance Education, v9 n2 p163-186 Jun 2008
With few exceptions, dance, and traditional dance in particular, has received little attention regarding the development of technological tools that can support teaching. The WebDANCE project was a pilot study with a European scope that aimed to experiment with the development of a web-based learning environment for traditional dances. The final tool included teaching units and 3D animation for two dances, Karsilamas from Greece and Valentine Morris from England, and was evaluated before (front-end), during (formative) and towards the end of the project (summative evaluation). Experience from the WebDANCE project has shown that (1) the same conceptualisation schema can potentially be used to document different European traditional dances, (2) web-based tools can be used to create attractive and functional dance resources, and (3) these tools can support the teaching of traditional dances to young people. As the interest from teachers/trainers and traditional dance experts for such tools is growing, further work is required in order to increase the flexibility and functionality of these tools, and make them more easily accessible to teachers and students in school environments. (Contains 16 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece; United Kingdom