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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): 277-292
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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis)
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/14647890802304810
dc.subjectDigital media
dc.subjectE-learning
dc.subjectVirtual Learning Environment
dc.subjectAction research
dc.subjectDancers
dc.subjectDance
dc.subjectWolverhampton Online Learning Framework
dc.subjectWOLF
dc.subjectUniversity of Wolverhampton
dc.subjectUndergraduate students
dc.subjectVLE
dc.subjectAcademic Literacies
dc.subjectLearning technology
dc.subjectAcademic writing
dc.subjectWriting
dc.titleUsing a virtual learning environment to develop academic writing with first year dance students: facing the challenge of writing through digital images.
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalResearch in Dance Education
html.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.


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