Neural Loops and the Chicago Slide_50YearsUWDance
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Alumni Research Panel presentation at #UW50Years. Originally presented at American Educational Research Association in 2009; turned longitudinal study. Sought to gain an understanding of expert third-grade students’ experiences as they transitioned from learners of swing dance to teachers of that new physical skill, to apprentice preschool students learning to swing dance. I connect social learning theories with physical, neurological processes of connection forming and discuss how the various inputs to learning, such as touch, sight, and movement, are viewed through environmental and sociological factors, to neurological formations that then influence output in terms of action and perception as part of teaching. Multiple forms of data collection and analysis were utilized to allow for the various ways children express themselves and for triangulation of data. Participant voice was placed at the center of inquiry, analysis, and presentation of the results.
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