Analysis of students’ emotions in agreement with the dance teaching technique used


  • Diana Amado Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM)
  • Tomás García-Calvo University of Extremadura
  • João Marreiros Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes (ISMAT)
  • José López Chamorro University of Extremadura
  • Fernando Del Villar University of Extremadura


The main aim of this study was to examine emotional responses that pupils experience with the look and feel, as determining of the social judgment they are subjected with respect to the technique used during the dance practice in physical education. The sample was formed by 47 pupils from secondary, a class of 20 students received 12 sessions of dance education under Direct Instruction Technique and another class of 27 students received 12 sessions of teaching dance under Creative Inquiry Technique. The instrument used to know the emotions of the students was the self-report, collected at three different points in the process and analyzing its content with a categorical system. Results showed that the Creative Inquiry Technique increased pupils´ negative feelings related with social exposition whereas Direct Instruction Technique revealed a faster understanding of the contents. Hence, it is considered necessary that dance learning was preceded by a more directive basic teaching period.


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Author Biographies

Diana Amado, Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM)

Senior lecturer in the Department Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

Tomás García-Calvo, University of Extremadura

Professor in the Department of Didactic of Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression

João Marreiros, Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes (ISMAT)

Departamento de Educação Física e Desporto. I

José López Chamorro, University of Extremadura

Phd in the Department of Didactic of Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression

Fernando Del Villar, University of Extremadura

Professor in the Department of Didactic of Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression


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