The Development of Bodily - Kinesthetic Intelligence through Creative Dance for Preschool Students

Eleni Michelaki, Pagona Bournelli


Creative dance can confer important benefits on students of preschool age. The aim of this research was the implementation of a creative dance unit for preschoolers (five-year-olds) and the examination of its impact on the development of their bodily - kinesthetic intelligence. Because of the lack of previously established tests of bodily - kinesthetic intelligence, the goal of the present study is to offer new information about the evaluation of bodily - kinesthetic intelligence for students of pre-school age. Observation was made across three creative dance sessions in order to document any progress particularly in the expression and development of their bodily - kinesthetic intelligence. Data collection methods used within the study were: observation in classes, video recordings, photography and diary. By these means we arrived at the conclusion that these creative dance sessions gave pre-school children the opportunity to employ and develop their bodily - kinesthetic intelligence.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2016.v6n3p23

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