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The Effects of ‘Physics, Let’s Dance’, as an Integrated Dance Art Education Program Related to Science Subject, on the Personality and Creative Thinking Ability of Elementary School Students
Background/Objectives: This study tried to investigate the effects of ‘Physics, Let’s Dance’, as an integrated dance art education program, on the personality and creative thinking ability of elementary school students. Methods/Statistical Analysis: This study selected a total of 30 elementary school students in the 1st and 2nd grade in Seoul Special Metropolitan City. Dance art group (experimental) attended Saturday Culture School ‘Physics, Let’s Dance’ and the control group attended afterschool science experiment class. Both experimental and control group took creative personality test and creative thinking ability test before and after the treatment. Findings: As the study results, first, there was significant difference in both creative personality and creative thinking ability between the art dance group (that attended the integrated subject program of science and art of dance ‘Physics, Let’s Dance’) and the science class group that didn’t ‘Physics, Let’s Dance’. The experimental group that attended ‘Physics, Let’s Dance’ showed significant improvement in creative personality and creative thinking ability than the control group. Second, The experimental group had significantly higher post-test scores than pre-test scores in all the sub-scales of creative thinking ability and creative thinking ability after treatment. Application/Improvements: It should continue to develop various convergence education programs to cultivate the creative abilities and personality of children.
Creative Personality, Creative Thinking Ability, Integrated Dance Art Education Program, Let’s Dance, Physics.
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