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Unstructured waste material as creative movement incentive

Tjaša Vadnau (2019) Unstructured waste material as creative movement incentive. Diploma thesis.

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    A preschool period is one of the most important phases in our lives in which a new human being, unique in every aspect begins to develop. Due to the fact that children spend a lot of time in kindergartens, it is significant that kindergarten teachers enable an encouraging environment where the uniqueness of an individual can evolve, upgrade and form as a whole. The creative movement is one of the methods of holistic learning that enables the development of uniqueness by expressing moods, experiences, emotions and attitude towards the world in a way that suits an individual. In my thesis I made a research how the children can be motivated towards the creative movement by the means of external dance stimulations, namely unstructured waste materials (newspapers, paper tubes and bubble wrap foil). In the theoretical segment I defined the concepts of creativity, creative movement and dance which all represent the key to understanding the significance of the above-mentioned educational method. Further on, I explained how significant the creation through movement is for the benefit of a child's development as a whole, social learning as well as for the development of thinking in relation to the creative movement. I also discussed creativity in relation to Reggio Emilia pedagogic concept. I focused on dance elements and dance stimulations and, moreover, covered interdisciplinary integration in kindergartens. In the empirical segment I decided to put the concepts of creative movement, external dance stimulations and interdisciplinary integration into practical activities. They were carried out in a group of children aged between 4 and 5. I wanted to discover whether the versatile unstructured waste materials were going to encourage physical expression of the children and in what way. The final analysis showed the unstructured waste materials definitely encouraged the children to practice several ways of physical expression. The children were very eager to cooperate, they shared innovative ideas as well as the number of interpersonal interactions increased, which contributed to a better group dynamic.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: creative movement, movement, dance expression, dance stimulations, unstructured waste materials, Reggio Emilia concept
    Number of Pages: 50
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Vesna GeršakMentor
    Link to COBISS: https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/12510537
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 5843
    Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2019 10:29
    Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 10:29
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/5843

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