2020 年 2020 巻 43 号 p. 58-65
This study clarifies junior students’ preferences for and perceptions of dance and dance learning in physical education. There were 138 junior high school student participants (65 boys, 73 girls). The method of study was a questionnaire, and the topics for clarification were preferences, experiences, and interest/disinterest in dance learning activities. Results are as follows. Altogether, 60 percent the students like to dance, and the girls enjoy it more than boys, with statistical significance; 40 percent of all students consider themselves to be unskilled at dance, and boys have more negative thoughts than do girls, although without statistical significance; 40 percent of students are most interested in rhythmic dance, while the participants did not prefer creative dance or folk dance. 80 percent of students think that positive self-expression, creativity, and ingenuity of movement are core dance concepts, and girls have more positive impressions about those concepts than do boys; students believe that the joy of movement, the joy of partnership and interactions with peers, the joy of creation, and ingenuity are positive characteristics of dance. As opposition it makes difficult to implement and remember dance movement, creation inhibition, human relationship trouble, and other’s loose attitude. Girls have more difficulty about human relationship trouble and disagreement with other people than boys.