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Teaching dance in physical education using exergames
School of Health Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden; The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Stockholm, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. (SMED)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8748-8843
The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Stockholm, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: European Physical Education Review, ISSN 1356-336X, E-ISSN 1741-2749, Vol. 23, no 2, 237-256 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores the different ways in which a dance exergame can be used to teach dance in upper secondary school physical education. Particular attention is paid to the learning processes that students are involved in when the dance game is used as a teaching resource. A socio-cultural perspective on learning constitutes the analytical framework. The study demonstrates three different uses: instructor, facilitator and inspirer. In relation to these uses the students are involved in the following learning processes: learning by imitating, repeating, communicating, negotiating, instructing, modelling and using metaphors. It is argued that dance exergames can be used pedagogically to teach dance because they focus on the moves and steps and allow the teacher to focus on observing, supporting, assigning tasks and providing feedback.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications, 2017. Vol. 23, no 2, 237-256 p.
Keyword [en]
Dance exergames, teaching resource, learning process, physical education
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Educational Sciences
Research subject
Sports Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53840DOI: 10.1177/1356336X16645611ISI: 000399752100007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53840DiVA: diva2:1054629
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Swedish Research Council, 729-2011-5270
Available from: 2016-12-08 Created: 2016-12-08 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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