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ERIC Number: EJ898417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Dancing the Curriculum
Skoning, Stacey
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v46 n4 p170-174 Sum 2010
This article demonstrates how the use of creative movement and dance offers effective instructional strategies to meet the diverse learning needs of students in an inclusive classroom. Every day in one multi-age, fully inclusive classroom, students are meaningfully engaged in learning through movement--they move to learn science, social studies, literature, and math. In increasingly diverse classrooms, using creative movement and dance techniques is one way to reach many of these children who do not learn through more typical instructional formats. In this and other classrooms, dance and creative movement have been implemented successfully. In many of these accounts, researchers reported that students demonstrated increased understanding, improved behavior in the classroom, and better attitudes toward school. Creative movement and dance strategies in the classroom also have been documented to increase students' self-esteem, emotional expression and self-regulation, and social function.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A