Advisor

Minton, Sandra L.

Committee Member

O'Connell-Black, Christy

Department

Dance Education

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

12-2018

Extent

97 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate and answer the following essential questions: 1) What are students’ responses to use of movement and dance to teach multi-cultural lesson content? 2) What movement and dance-based methods can be used to help fifth-grade students develop empathy towards classmates from different cultures and countries from around the world? 3) Which movement and dance-based lessons seemed to be most effective to develop student empathy for other students from a different culture and country? One goal of the study was to help students become more empathetic toward one another through movement. There were twenty-four participants in this study. Learning about each other’s countries and cultures through movement had a very positive outcome. The participants discovered things about their peers that they had not previously known prior to this study. For example, the participants learned about each other’s cultures, such as their traditions, foods, sports, and dances. Through creativity, communication and collaboration, the participants in this study developed an increased sense of awareness and empathy toward each other.

Degree type

MA

Degree Name

Master

Local Identifiers

RebeccaThesis2018.pdf

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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