The purpose of this study is to develop the Basic Korean traditional dancelesson program for future new silver generation.
For the first step of developing Korean traditional dance lesson program,related literature research was carried out with consideration of demand of Koreantraditional dance and characteristics of learning nature of elder generation. For thesecond step, total 18 videos were analyzed and basic movement systems of Koreantraditional dance were developed to establish detailed education program. Then,program was restructured based on the learning capabilities of new silvergeneration and ultimately Korean traditional dance education program wasfinalized in conjunction with the purpose and goal of education, education content,education method and supplementary material. Detailed research results arefollowing;First, based on the purpose and the goal of Korean traditional dance educationfor new silver generation, target for this study was set as “Self-realization andimprovement of quality of life, maintaining health and promoting friendship byvoluntary participation for Korea traditional dance program and ultimatelypreparing opportunity for participating social activity by developing selfconfidencethrough participating of performance.” In order to achieve this target,short-term goal and long-term goal were actualized and detailed cognitive,affective, physical target was set.
Second, in order to select Korean traditional dance education content, basicforms of Korean traditional dance movements were developed. Total 36 motionsfor the upper body and 21 motions for the lower body were selected. Upper bodymotions were classified into three categories; stop motion, movement motion, andconnection motion. Lower body motions were classified into four categories;standstill motion, movement motion, spinning motion and jumping motion.
Education contents were selected and structured based on the principle of validity,principle of primary of educational transfer, principle of consistency, principle ofsequence and principle of integrity. For the pre-requisite of composition of content,contents were classified based on the difficulty. Upper and lower body motionswere classified into five difficulty levels. Especially, additional movement tofamiliarize basic feet movement was added to lower body motion.
Third, for effective education of Korean dance lesson program for new silvergeneration, five education methods are proposed for this research andsupplementary materials are developed. First method is reducing pressure fromlesson by developing close relationship with learners. Second method isimprovement of self-confidence and sense of accomplishment by proposing shorttermlearning assignment. Third method is providing sufficient practicing timethrough exercising each single movement. Fourth method is active and positiveattitude for accepting any feedback and re-assigning role accordingly. Last methodis attending unofficial dance activities and participating dance related event.
Supplementary materials were posted and shared through internet by means ofvideo.
Fourth, Korean dance lesson program developed from this research wasstructured as 12 weeks program of individual movement assignment and basic folksong movement. Especially, difficulty level of basic folk song movements werebetween 4 and 5 with “Jindo Arirang”, “Boat Song”, “Nodel Riverside”, “Tae-PyungGa”. For each song, 3 months were allowed for learning period. In addition to thesefolk song movements, Chun An Samgury dance was developed for official event.