ERIC Number: EJ867034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
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"Roda Boa", "Roda Boa": Legitimate Peripheral Participation in Diasporic "Capoeira"
Stephens, Neil; Delamont, Sara
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n1 p113-118 Jan 2010
"Capoeira", the Brazilian dance and martial art, is taught across the world. Learners acquire vital knowledge and are socialised as "capoeiristas" through legitimate peripheral participation, in particular when watching games in the "roda". The "roda", the circle within which the "capoeira" game is played, is a classic place for learning by legitimate peripheral participation to occur. Watching, listening, and feeling the energy of the "roda" are central to the acquisition of "capoeira" abilities and capabilities, especially the tacit, indeterminate knowledge and skills.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Participation, Dance Education, Educational Environment, Group Dynamics, Skill Development, Socialization, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies
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