Creator

Toni C. Duncan

Advisor

Minton, Sandra Cerny, 1943-

Committee Member

O'Connell-Black, Christy A.

Department

Dance Education

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

12-2016

Genre

Thesis

Extent

80 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

The focus of this thesis project is the integration of creative movement and dance to enhance the learning process for students studying poetry. This project was a descriptive pilot project designed to evaluate a piece of dance curriculum. The researcher posed the following three essential questions: How can creative movement and dance in middle and high school students’ classes be used to enhance their understanding of poetry in terms of its structure? How will creative movement and dance help middle and high school students understand the meaning of poetry? Which creative movement and dance techniques can be used to help students best understand poetic structure and meaning? Through the use of professional research including pre-tests, posttests, journal entries, and audience surveys, the author discovered integrating creative movement and dance could successfully deepen the students’ understanding of poetic structure and meaning.

Degree type

MA

Degree Name

Master

Language

English

Local Identifiers

DuncanThesis2016

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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