Creative dance in the literature classroom: (Re)making meaning and stretching boundaries

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This article explores the integration of creative dance in students’ meaning-making processes in the literature classroom. Analytical focus lies on fifth-grade students’ interpretations of a poem and how interpretations are created and expressed in creative dance. The material, generated in the pilot study of an educational design research project, was analyzed thematically. A total of three key themes emerged: (1) meaning-making through literary reading,(2) (re)making meaning in dance and literature, and (3) stretching boundaries. Findings suggest that students’ literary reading was not represented through dance, but made and remade into new bodily interpretations in the intra-action between dancer and literature. As such, dance can adhere to literature’s striving to broaden and create new horizons, and meet readers on an affective level. In conclusion, this article presents principles for integrating creative dance in the literature classroom. 

OriginalspråkEngelska
Titel på gästpublikationGenom texter och världar : Svenska och litteratur med didaktisk inriktning – festskrift till Ria Heilä-Ylikallio
RedaktörerHeidi Höglund, Sofia Jusslin, Matilda Ståhl, Anders Westerlund
FörlagÅbo Akademi University Press
Sidor273–288
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-951-765-927-7
ISBN (tryckt)978-951-765-926-0
StatusPublicerad - 2019
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok

Nyckelord

  • Educational Design Research
  • creative dance
  • dance literacy
  • literary reading
  • meaning-making
  • new materialism

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