Teachers' perceptions on the effectiveness of Write Dance as a method of improving handwriting skills
Owen, Amy J
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This study was designed to research the perceptions of teachers on the effectiveness of 'Write Dance', a motor-sensory programme which integrates the whole body in the development of coordination of hands and fingers, within a primary setting...Findings reflected a number of common isues, namely that the teachers believed that Write Dance was being used effectively in their school, they used Write Dance alongside other handwriting activities, using gross motor movements to enhance the children's gross motor skills, which then in turn appeared to improve the fine motor skills needed for handwriting. The teachers also reported the perceived benefits for children's self esteem, enabling children freedom to experiment in mark making without the fear of failure. The perceived challenges of Write Dance included providing differentiated activities which enabled children who were developmentally ready, to move on to challenging activities within the programme.
BA (Hons) Educational Studies with Sport & Physical Activity
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