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Research in Dance and Physical Education - Vol. 4, No. 3, pp.33-50
ISSN: 2586-1034 (Online)
Print publication date 31 Dec 2020
Received 30 Oct 2020 Revised 14 Dec 2020 Accepted 14 Dec 2020

Engaging Self-Expression of Elementary Students using Photovoice
JunA Choi1 ; Jinhee Kim2, *
1Choi JunA Dance Institute, Republic of Korea, CEO
2Andong National University, Republic of Korea, Professor

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This paper explores the expression activities, which were held at home by children who were not able to go to school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The case study is involved two elementary school students and expressing the role play after reading. Self-expression activities were carried out four times in total and photographs, videos, and researcher’s observations were collected and analyzed. The results of the research are as follows. Firstly, a role play as a form of play was a factor in “refreshing” for the trapped daily life with the house being changed into a public activity space. Secondly, the expression activities and a role play by the participants faithfully self-expressed a girl who is lovely cute, a boy who is strong and cool based on typical gender role and stereotypes. Thirdly, the relationship between the participants showed that there is the possibility of change from competition to understanding and caring for each other.

Keywords: Self-expression, Self-directed Learning, Role Play, Photovoice, Self-study

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