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ERIC Number: EJ1060758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
"Whole" Ballet Education: Exploring Direct and Indirect Teaching Methods
Choi, Euichang; Kim, Na-ye
Research in Dance Education, v16 n2 p142-160 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore teaching methods for whole ballet in Korean ballet education. This study built upon a first phase of research that identified the educational content of "whole" ballet. Four dimensions were identified as the educational content: "physical," "cognitive," "emotional" and "spiritual." This study employed a qualitative research method to collect data through in-depth interviews (with nine teachers and six students) and observations (in four university technique classes). Ten teaching methods were identified and divided into two categories: direct and indirect teaching methods. The direct teaching methods included the following techniques: "hands-on correction," "intensive practice," "first-hand demonstration," "Q&A explanation" and "imagination stimulation." The indirect teaching methods included the following techniques: "experience recommendation," "reflective stimulation," "musical sensation," "milieu creation" and "character transference." The final phase of the study combines the first two phases and develops a replicable "whole" ballet education programme for implementation.
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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: South Korea