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Research in Dance Education

Research in Dance Education will aim to inform, stimulate and promote the development of research in dance education and will be relevant to both learners and teachers. The desire to improve the quality and provision of dance education through lively and critical debate, and the dissemination of research findings will be uppermost.

The journal will set out to include contributors from a wide and diverse community of researchers. This will extend to all aspects of dance in education, providing opportunities for both experienced and less experienced researchers. It will encourage a range of research approaches and methods which will provide a forum for debate. An international audience will be attracted to the comparative study of dance teaching and learning which the journal will encompass. Issues of pedagogy and subject content will be addressed in relation to creating, performing and viewing dance in various contexts.

The research field of Research in Dance Education will include:

  • All phases of education, pre-school to HE and beyond;
  • Teaching and learning in dance, theory and practice;
  • New technology;
  • Professional dance artists in education;
  • Learning in and through dance;
  • Aesthetic and artistic education;
  • Dance and the arts;
  • Dance and physical education;
  • Training dance teachers;
  • initial teacher education, continuing professional development, dance degrees, and professional dance training;
  • Examination dance (GCSE, A level, and the dance curriculum);
  • Dance therapy; Special educational needs;
  • Community dance and youth dance;
  • Dance in society: gender, ethnicity, class, religion, economics;
  • Psychological issues: self esteem, motivation, body image, creativity;
  • Research methods and methodologies.

    URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/default.html
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