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Assessing dance: a phenomenological study of formative assessment in dance education
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Music and dance.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1114-9746
2014 (English)In: InFormation: Nordic Journal of Art and Research, ISSN 1893-2479, E-ISSN 1893-2479, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 24-38Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article includes a study that examines how formative assessment in dance education is constituted in three Swedish upper secondary schools. The starting-point for the study is life-world phenomenology. A phenomenological way of thinking entails that the human being is intersubjective, linked with and within the world and that learning requires the bodily subject´s active experience. To turn towards the things themselves and to be open and adherent to things in the world is a basic rule and the starting point for research within phenomenology. This study is based on empirical material from observations of the phenomenon formative assessment in dance. Spiegelberg´s philosophical method was used as a base for phenomenological analysis. The analysis results in three themes: modes of communication, dance-related knowledge and function of formative assessment. Formative assessment was observed in the study to commonly involve teachers´ verbal communication and visualisation. The assessment practice is a continuous activity and very rarely involves any kind of self-assessment or tests. The results were discussed and related to a life-world phenomenological view of learning and earlier research.

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2014. Vol. 3, no 1, p. 24-38
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5612DOI: 10.7577/if.v3i1.936Local ID: 3c2c84b6-a66e-4da3-9529-ba1d1cef6b85OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-5612DiVA, id: diva2:978486
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Validerad; 2014; 20140531 (ninand)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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