Using a virtual learning environment to develop academic writing with first year dance students: facing the challenge of writing through digital images.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/66084
Title:
Using a virtual learning environment to develop academic writing with first year dance students: facing the challenge of writing through digital images.
Authors:
Andrews, Ben; Thoms, Victoria
Abstract:
This paper discusses research into the facilitation of academic writing for first year dance students using images, emails and the forum of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Taking place over several weeks in the early part of the academic year and within a core module entitled Personal and Professional Development in the single honours Dance Practice and Performance degree, students were asked to contribute to a series of formative tasks implemented through the University of Wolverhampton‘s VLE entitled ‘Wolverhampton Online Learning Framework’ (WOLF). Employing an Action Research methodology and working with both Academic Literacies theorising and research into VLEs in literacy learning, early results indicate that writing in a less formal collaborative space provides an important preliminary setting for introducing formal academic writing.
Citation:
Research in Dance Education, 9(3): 277-292
Publisher:
Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Journal:
Research in Dance Education
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/66084
DOI:
10.1080/14647890802304810
Additional Links:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/14647890802304810
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
14647893; 14701111
Appears in Collections:
Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance; Institute for Learning Enhancement (ILE)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Ben-
dc.contributor.authorThoms, Victoria-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-23T20:26:46Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-23T20:26:46Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationResearch in Dance Education, 9(3): 277-292en
dc.identifier.issn14647893-
dc.identifier.issn14701111-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14647890802304810-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/66084-
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses research into the facilitation of academic writing for first year dance students using images, emails and the forum of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Taking place over several weeks in the early part of the academic year and within a core module entitled Personal and Professional Development in the single honours Dance Practice and Performance degree, students were asked to contribute to a series of formative tasks implemented through the University of Wolverhampton‘s VLE entitled ‘Wolverhampton Online Learning Framework’ (WOLF). Employing an Action Research methodology and working with both Academic Literacies theorising and research into VLEs in literacy learning, early results indicate that writing in a less formal collaborative space provides an important preliminary setting for introducing formal academic writing.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/14647890802304810en
dc.subjectE-learningen
dc.subjectVirtual Learning Environmenten
dc.subjectAction researchen
dc.subjectDancersen
dc.subjectDanceen
dc.subjectWolverhampton Online Learning Frameworken
dc.subjectWOLFen
dc.subjectUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
dc.subjectUndergraduate studentsen
dc.subjectVLEen
dc.subjectAcademic Literaciesen
dc.subjectLearning technologyen
dc.subjectAcademic writingen
dc.subjectWritingen
dc.subjectDigital media-
dc.titleUsing a virtual learning environment to develop academic writing with first year dance students: facing the challenge of writing through digital images.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalResearch in Dance Educationen
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