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ERIC Number: EJ841587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
The Intersection of Imagery Ability, Imagery Use, and Learning Style: An Exploratory Study
Bolles, Gina; Chatfield, Steven J.
Journal of Dance Education, v9 n1 p6-16 2009
This study explores the intersection of the individual's imagery ability, imagery use in dance training and performance, and learning style. Thirty-four intermediate-level ballet and modern dance students at the University of Oregon completed the Movement Imagery Questionnaire-Revised (MIQ-R) and Kolb's Learning Style Inventory-3 (LSI-3). The four highest imagers and the four lowest imagers participated in interviews. Thirty of 34 subjects averaged MIQ-R scores indicating relative ease when imaging. Twenty-seven subjects reported a preference for "feeling" over "thinking" when gathering information for learning on the LSI-3. Data revealed differences between perceived imagery ability and ability as determined by the MIQ-R for both high and low imagers. High imagers also recalled early exposure to imagery in dance while the low imagers did not. The research suggests that imagery may be a good pedagogic tactic for reaching "feeling" dance learners. (Contains 3 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Inventory