This paper clarifies how improvisational expression practices are conducted in body expression classes for training childcare professionals, as well as the characteristics of learning among students in those classes. Specifically, this paper also evaluates student introspection through quantitative and qualitative analysis. When analyzing the students' activities, the results confirm that "sensory activities," "activities arising from a relationship," "cognitive activities," and "activities of understanding and judgment" are at the core of the "primary activities of body expression" (i.e., moving, making, and seeing). The results also confirm that the contents of those activities varied from the students' physical feeling of the body and movement to their innovation of expression. It is also found out that those contents were deepened through the student's relationship with his or her peer.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 25 2014|
- training childcare professionals
- body expression
- improvisational expression
- characteristics of learning