The Management of the Teaching of Traditional Thai Folk Dances in an Online Course for Lifelong Education


The purpose of this research was to develop an online folk dance teaching management method. The study found that 1) Thailand provides teaching of national dance subjects that are scheduled to be taught from kindergarten to secondary. The contents of that courses are large, such Thai dance, drama, and folk dance. Folk dance in four regions of Thailand has different movements. Each performance depends on the traditions of each region. For example, (1) Northern has a team dance style. (2) Central, emphasizing the way of life of the villagers, using Thai standard dance postures. 2) Most Thai folk dances are instrumental music with many postures; the researcher designed the online coaching material for Thai folk-dance learning by dividing it into five steps: (1) Analyzing the dance postures by hands, feet and body turning. (2) Grouping the postures to make it easy for teaching. (3) Developing a teaching material by creating a video clip to demonstrate the dance postures with explanations, beginning with counting from one to eight steps in the first round, then demonstrating the same postures with the rhythm humming and the last one with the music. Moreover, the video also has costumes, hair, and make-up demonstrations. (4) Applying the materials to online long live learning without time and place of learning limitations. (5) Online coaching by learners sending back their dance video clips, and the coach gives them the feedback. The result shows that the teaching media can shorten the students' learning time.

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Jansamorn Pholboon, Songkhla Rajabhat University, Thailand
Monton Pholboon, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

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Conference: KAMC2023
Stream: Education / Pedagogy

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Pholboon J., & Pholboon M. (2023) The Management of the Teaching of Traditional Thai Folk Dances in an Online Course for Lifelong Education ISSN: 2436-0503 – The Kyoto Conference on Arts, Media & Culture 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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