RETHINKING TRANSACTIONAL DISTANCE THEORY IN DANCE EDUCATION IN THE POST-DIGITAL AGE
(Sample of Sakarya University State Conservatory Turkish Folk Dances Department)
Anahtar Kelimeler:Transactional Distance- Digitalism- Distance Education- Dance Education
Transactional distance is one of the basic theories of distance education. Developed by Michael Graham Moore, this theory was based on the concept transaction used first by John Dewey. In this theory comprised of two basic dimensions as distance (structure and dialog) and autonomy, the factor affecting learning is stated to be a communicative distance apart from a physical gap. So, what does the communicative distance mean in the post-digital era and does it hinder learning?
In the current study, we aim to criticize on the functionality of the theory during these days when we go beyond the digital era as we try to explain our experience that I have gain as a result of distance education we have been maintaining for approximately one and a half year via the transactional distance concept. In the south eastern Europe, Turkey is a region that still preserves its traditional environment and methods in the transfer of traditional dance practices. Being in one-to-one communication, touching, sharingin the performance environment are important factors for the teaching of Turkish Folk Dances. In this context, another aim of the study is to discuss the effect of distance education on traditional dance culture in Turkey.
The conceptual framework of thestudy is comprised of the concepts of distance education, transactional distance theory, digitalism/post-digitalism, digital native and digital immigrant. The document survey will be applied to as the method.