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Video-enriched learning experiences for performing arts students : two exploratory case studies.

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Published

Publication date2010
Host publicationTechnology Supported Environment for Personalised Learning: Methods and Case Studies
EditorsJohn O'Donoghue
PublisherIGI Global
Pages248-267
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)978-1605668840
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

To close the gap between formal education and professional practice, Higher Education (HE) practitioners need to be aware of the importance of offering realistic learning scenarios where students can profit from personalised learning opportunities and meaningful learning. In this chapter, the authors study the extent to which viewing video recordings of the individual performances of dance and music students benefited the learning process. Evidence was gathered from two groups of undergraduate performing arts students at a HE institution in the United Kingdom, and from their corresponding teachers, who independently offered their students a personalised way of accessing visually relevant feedback on their performances via a virtual learning environment. Results suggest that this access to personalised learning facilitated critical reflection and learning from experience. It enabled the students to reposition themselves in relation to their actual performance, fostered their will to learn, and reaffirmed them as potential professional performers.