Spoken word choreographies combining dance and Swedish language learning in upper secondary school

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


This presentation focuses on combining Swedish language learning and dance within the dance course “Dance with language”, held by dance teacher Lotta Kaarla at a Finnish-speaking upper secondary school. The main activity within the course was working with spoken word choreographies. Questions addressed are: How dancing and languaging become entangled when doing spoken word choreographies? How can combining dancing and languaging create space for creative and embodied ways of learning language? The researchers discuss how spoken word choreographies can be a valuable way to teach language, moving beyond restrictions in language to emphasize creative explorations and inductive approaches. 
Period9 Dec 2022
Event titleEmbodied Language Learning through the Arts seminar
Event typeSeminar
LocationVasa, FinlandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational