Distance Learning at the Hungarian Dance Academy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Papp-Danka, Adrienn and Lanszki, Anita (2020) Distance Learning at the Hungarian Dance Academy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tánc és Nevelés, 1 (1). pp. 59-79. ISSN 2732-1002


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The Hungarian government prescribed distance learning for higher education insti-tutions due to the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. Adapting to the situation was challenging at the Hungarian Dance Academy. On the one hand, the development of movement skills was difficult to imagine without personal presence in the specially equipped dance rooms at the University, and on the other hand, no common e-learn-ing practice had existed in the institution before the pandemic. In our research we explored the distance learning and teaching practices developed at the theoretical and practice-oriented dance courses at the Hungarian Dance Academy, as well as the expe-riences of both teachers and students during the almost 3 and a half months. Instructors (n=65) and students (n=240) completed an online questionnaire on digital tool use and course management, furthermore 13 of the responding instructors also shared their experiences in a structured interview. Most of the instructors welcomed everything they could benefit from distance learning (e.g. creating new curricula, learning about new digital tools, improving relationships with students), but understandably, online distance learning of dance was considered impossible by many. Some students en-joyed distance learning because of their own schedule and the convenience of their home, but there were many critical remarks about its methods.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education / oktatás > L1 Education (General) / oktatás általában
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PN Literature (General) / irodalom általában > PN1560-1590 The Performing Arts / előadóművészet (tánc)
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2020 06:24
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2020 06:24

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