Research proposal on the effects of dance and theatre in primary schools By Date: Abstract Dance is a special talent that involves movement of the body in a rhythmic manner. It is a form of talent identifiable at a young age (Newhall, 2008, p. 112). Schools, mostly in the primary level promote this talent by identifying the students possessing it. This paper will highlight the primary schools in Australia. The teachers nurture these talents to greater levels and sometimes the students hit the international stages. There are effects of dance in these Australian primary schools ranging from effects in character and moral standards, development of certain attitudes like sound, and general development of the child. Statement of research Dance is only observable through the body of the person possessing the dancing skills.
This paper conducted the research in Australia. The report will be of importance to a master plan project. The knowledge obtained from the field will be in this paper, and it will highlight the effects of dance, which will be included in the main report. The paper will study the Australian pupils, and it will contribute to a report supplied to school heads. Literature review This paper will study the effects of dance and at the same time connect it with the level of training of primary school teachers.
A commission formed by the Australian government found out that most teachers do not get proper training in their area of specialization (government, 2012). Dance education has both advantages and disadvantages to the growth of a child. In his report MCGregor (2012) says dance studies in primary school will have a significant effect in the future life of the child.
He argues that, a pupil’s brain in primary school is like a sponge. It adapts to anything the child sees. Dance will be of an advantage to the parent if he realizes the child has a talent. The parent will nurture the talent for future advantage of the child. Immoral lessons learnt from dance will forever stick in the child’s memory until his adulthood (Gazzanisa, 2013,). An interim study by the ministry of education found out that music affects the growth of the primary school children.
Various schools in Australia implemented this report. What the teachers lacked is information about effects of dance and theatre. The report from this proposal will be used as information to schoolteachers (Roberts, 2014). Various researchers in Australia have concluded that the country lacks enough data in the effects of dance, because, most experts lack the necessary skills to tackle effects of dance. Significance of report This study project is to provide a long-term solution to the bad effects of dance. It is going to recommend to teachers on what to do to avoid further damage. The master project has a proposal of creating a national amphitheatre in Sydney.
This will help tap the local dance talent and nurture them. There are many behavioral changes in the students who participate in dance at a very young age. The schools that offer dance diverge their attention from providing basic education to students, to nurturing of talents. Many Australian pupils are alienated from their parents and general community because they are involved in dancing sessions according to Mayerarts (2013, p. 1). The significance of this paper is to empower the teachers teaching in Australia with the appropriate knowledge on how to handle the dance students.
The paper is going to be an awareness lesson to parents who have children with dance talent, on what they are to do during extra classes in schools. The paper is going to advocate for the Australian department of finance to allocate more funds towards nurturing of dance talent Hypotheses/ Aims and Expectations The aim and expectation of the proposal is to provide stakeholders in the education department with necessary skills to tackle effects of dance in primary schools.
This paper will test whether dance and theatre will be of an advantage or disadvantage to the students in primary school. The paper will assist parents have to identify best moves that will benefit the child in the future. Through the results, it shall assist children have inspiration in dance talent. Children have the potential of learning new things as they develop. It is their parents responsibility to choose the best dance move for his child. Many people argue that dance moves from renowned dancers, for example, Michael Jackson, will have a positive effect in the child’s future (Lancaster, 2002, p.
100). This paper will guide primary schools in teaching proper dance moves that will have a positive impact in the pupil’s life. In an article written by Lake (2013, p. 2), she argues that the primary school kids listen to their favorite music and try to formulate a dance style. It is their teachers responsibility to guide the child in making the correct dance skills to avoid immoral behavior in the future. Methodology The research methodology of this proposal required the garnering of information from Australian schools.
It required answers from students from Australian primary schools and their teachers. The research got some of the information from magazines and articles available in the library. The internet came in handy when some information was not available on the internet. Theater operators in Australia were available for giving answers on the effects of teaching young pupils theatre moves. Dancing trainers gave information on the effects of training young people how to dance. The Australian ministry of education gave information about the possibility of the government including theatre and dance in primary school education. This report mostly relied on observations.
The researcher visited Australian schools and attended the dance classes. He then went to the parks where the students played and observed the behavioral changes. There will be a thorough analysis of information once enough data is collected. This paper relied on manual interpretation and software that compiled all the results. Experts from the dance department then prepared the SWOT of this report. This is to ensure the information is of high standards, and that is highly reliable.
This study has the following questionnaire. General Background (a) Age (b) Profession (c) Education Specific Questions (a) What are the positive effects of dance moves to a child (b) What are the negative effects of dance moves to a child (c) Who are the ones to be responsible for educating the children about dance and theatre Table How many primary schools have theatre and dance in the curriculum How many pupils have enrolled for dance and theatre Reference List Gazzanisa, M., 2013.
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