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ERIC Number: EJ816166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
Embodying the Abstract: Enhancing Children's Spirituality through Creative Dance
Broadbent, Jeanne
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v9 n1 p97-104 Apr 2004
In this age of technological change and innovation which has had a major impact upon schools, together with the continuing demands of an assessment driven curriculum, are schools providing opportunities which will develop and enhance children's creative, aesthetic and spiritual experiences? It is the contention of this paper that learning through the medium of creative dance can provide an opportunity which can deepen children's spiritual awareness and provide a context for the development of a kinaesthetic intelligence which enables children to embody, and give expression to, abstract ideas and concepts. In the discussion of the initial findings from a small scale research project carried out with Y3 children, we shall see that although the children's developing spirituality is very much interconnected with their everyday lives and preoccupations, the dance work enabled them to connect with an abstract theme in a concrete way, and inspired them to create a symbolic interpretation of the Creation story.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom