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Taking Action! Movement-based Learning For the Kindergarten Through Grade Three Learner A Case Study of a Waldorf Education Early Childhood Program

Abstract The purpose of this dissertation was to document the teaching practices and underlying intentions of teachers in a Waldorf early childhood program in relationship to integrative movement and its connections to learning for the kindergarten through grade three learner. Current concerns about unhealthy sedentary lifestyles and the decreasing emphasis on physical activity/movement in public schools are growing. This dissertation explores current educational research related to the effects of movement on cognitive processing and the potential effects of movement on learning, particularly in a Waldorf-based early childhood program in which movement is integrated into all aspects of learning (including all academic subjects). This dissertation in... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Darian, Andrew Karl (Author) / Surbeck, Elaine (Advisor) / Swadener, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Christie, James (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education / Early childhood education / Free-play / Movement / Sedentary / Steiner / Teacher-led / Waldorf
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 210 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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