Researching dance for hard-of-hearing children from a life world approach
2005 (English)In: Researching Different Approaches to Music Education Practice with Young Children, European Network for Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children, MERYC , 2005, 26-31 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The aim with this paper is to make clear and discuss the research approach as well as the ontological and methodological perspective of a project which focuses hard of hearing children in a dance educational setting. The goal with the project is to offer the children participation in dance activities, let them use and become aware about their bodies, and furthermore communicate and strengthen their self-esteem. One further thought is that an improved communication skill, in a longer perspective, can inspire to use the spoken language. I put questions as; in what ways do the children participate in the activities? What space does the interest and initiatives of the children in the activities get? How do they move and communicate in the activities? The dance educational setting is constituted by the children, the teachers, the room, the music and the relations between these parts. My starting-point is that you cannot separate any of those parts and the situation is also dependent on time and the participants' arlier experiences. I have a life-world-phenomenological view on research, knowledge as well as communication. This project has an action research approach which includes video observation and written communication. I will make clear and discuss the consequences of this. Finally I take the opportunity to discuss the following points; what aspects are important in a further development of this study? Suggestions for important problems and possibilities in further work with analysis of the material. Consequences of approach, research-method and startingpoints?
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
European Network for Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children, MERYC , 2005. 26-31 p.
Research subject Music Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-30961Local ID: 4fcaab00-4ca1-11dc-ac5f-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-30961DiVA: diva2:1004190
Researching Different Approaches to Music Education Practice with Young Children : 04/04/2005 - 05/04/2005
Godkänd; 2005; 20070817 (ysko)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved