Innovative Dance-Technology Educational Practices within Senses Places
I’ve placed this article in my blog with the use of Evernote as I have used this as a reference in some posts throughout Block 2 (Community Cultures), I intend to use the research and literature attached to investigate my digital assignment and collaboration with Anne further.
April 05, 2017 at 02:13PM
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I have added this to my lifestream again due to further thought on this article. Yes, they have been rather dramatic with their words but I do feel that there is a limit and balance. We need to allow children an expressive outlet which will motivate and broaden culture knowledge and behavioural problems. Movement can enable creativity, curiosity and physical stability. Children need support to promote social skills as a way to improve their ability to understand different perspectives and social contact can give a stronger sense of community. I do not think technology is BAD for children but I feel that at times it can be used as a way to entertain or distract the children particularly during times when they need human connection the most.
— Linzi McLagan (@LinziMclagan) April 5, 2017
This week has involved conversations with my peers over assignment choices where I have dedicated time to finding a specific element of the course that will be my theme for the digital assignment, the second part of the Education and Digital Cultures block. I enjoyed a fun and thought provoking Skype chat with my peer Anne and our course tutor Jeremy Knox. Anne and I have decided to work on a collaboration that combines our occupation, the art form of dance and figure skating. Together we had discussed many possibilities but were unsure of limitations, if certain things were appropriate or what angle to focus on. I began to research papers and digital dance projects that could inspire our assignment further. My weekly lifestream has been quiet as a result. I have not been actively looking for items to upload as I had made the assumption that only 10 weekly summaries were necessary for our blog along with our final 500 word summary. As the week was not attached to a block or theme I found my lifestream scattered. I began posting random articles/videos that were brought to my attention by social media and the invisible influence of algorithms. The first includes an article brought to my attention by my peer Clare on Pocket, the second involved a video on autism via Facebook , the third includes an inspirational quote on Pinterest, and then a heartwarming video from Facebook that includes Emma a Graphic Designer that suffers from Parkinsons. The next article demonstrates the vulnerability of learning whilst the last post via Pocket shows that dance can provide valuable creative skills.