Teaching Dance as Art in Education

Teaching Dance as Art in Education

Unlike other models of teaching dance, this book delineates what a standards-oriented, aesthetically driven program should encompass for both the dance specialist and his or her K-12 students.

Author: Brenda Pugh McCutchen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736051880

Category: Education

Page: 543

View: 219

Teaching Dance as Art in Education is a comprehensive introductory textbook that helps dance education majors and dance specialists understand and incorporate the aesthetic foundations of educational dance in grades K-12. Unlike other models of teaching dance, this book delineates what a standards-oriented, aesthetically driven program should encompass for both the dance specialist and his or her K-12 students. Teaching Dance as Art in Education fosters an understanding of dance as arts education and defines the dance specialist's roles and responsibilities, including how the national arts initiatives and student-centered inquiry affect the teaching of dance. It explains how to advance student growth in the areas most critical to teaching dance: the physical, mental, artistic, and social. Content is delineated through four cornerstones of dance as art in education: -Dancing and performing -Creating and composing -Knowing history, culture, and context -Analyzing and critiquing These cornerstones are subsequently integrated into the K-12 Dance Cornerstone Curriculum Framework, which enables dance specialists to develop substantive and sequential dance experiences for students as they progress from kindergarten through grade 12. The framework distills all the skills and concepts that dance specialists need, including developmental expectations for different ages. Teaching Dance as Art in Education also presents a new instructional approach, the Eight-Step Plan, that facilities integration of all four dance education cornerstones into each unit to make the lessons more coherent. Further, the many features in the textbook help dance specialists become aware of not only their unique roles and responsibilities when teaching educational dance but also how to develop an arts-oriented, professional teaching portfolio. The following user-friendly features are interwoven throughout the book: -Reflect and Respond: Case studies, or scenarios, invite the reader to consider an issue or situation and develop a response. -Questions to Ponder: Thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter help readers extend and apply chapter concepts. -Rich Resources: Suggested resources, such as books, videos, and Web sites, supplement the topics covered in the chapter. -Notebook or Portfolio: Practical exercises to complete, record, and compile into an arts-oriented teaching portfolio are useful for future job interviews. -Inspirational Quotes: Selected quotes from famous dancers, choreographers, and teachers support the topics covered. Teaching Dance as Art in Education reveals how to meet the National Standards in Dance Education without being driven by them, and it goes one step further--it marries dance with arts education in a way that makes teaching educational dance clear and distinct.
Categories: Education

History of the Dance in Art and Education

History of the Dance in Art and Education

This book depicts that growth in detail and presents an accurate picture of dance in American culture today. This book examines the history and current status of dance as a performing art and also its other important functions in society.

Author: Richard G. Kraus

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: UCSC:32106009595841

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 420

View: 290

One of the most striking aspects of the cultural scene in the United States today has been the rapid growth of dance, both as a performing art and as a form of creative education. This book depicts that growth in detail and presents an accurate picture of dance in American culture today. This book examines the history and current status of dance as a performing art and also its other important functions in society. Performers seeking to explore and learn more about their art. Also a good tool for educators seeking to incorporate dance in their curriculum.
Categories: Performing Arts

Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design

Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ,9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t.

Author: Gayle Kassing

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736002405

Category: Education

Page: 421

View: 600

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ,9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t.
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The Art of Dance in Education

The Art of Dance in Education

Suggests a theoretical basis for dance in education, and discusses the art of dance in primary schools, secondary schools, and higher education

Author: Jacqueline Mary Smith-Autard

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713638974

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 214

Suggests a theoretical basis for dance in education, and discusses the art of dance in primary schools, secondary schools, and higher education
Categories: Performing Arts

Teaching the Arts

Teaching the Arts

By illustrating the fundamental links between theory and practice, this book equips students with the skills and knowledge to teach the Arts.

Author: David Roy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107311497

Category: Education

Page:

View: 848

Teaching the Arts: Early Childhood and Primary Education provides a comprehensive and exciting introduction to Arts education in Australia and New Zealand. By illustrating the fundamental links between theory and practice, this book equips students with the skills and knowledge to teach the Arts. The book covers each of the five Arts strands –dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts – in detail. Each chapter encourages readers to engage with the Arts and provides opportunities to develop understanding and practical skills through reflective questions, examples and activities. Teaching the Arts draws important links to the Australian Curriculum, the New Zealand Curriculum, the Early Years Learning Framework and Te Whāriki, and includes substantial references to Indigenous histories and cultures, relationships with Asia and sustainability. Generously illustrated and featuring excellent on-line resources, Teaching the Arts is an indispensable resource for pre-service teachers.
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The Art of Dance in Education

The Art of Dance in Education

Author: Jacqueline M. Smith-Autard

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713661750

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 227

View: 818

A theoretical framework to provide teachers with a clear understanding of what to teach, how to teach it and the theory behind it.
Categories: Performing Arts

Arts with the Brain in Mind

Arts with the Brain in Mind

Explains how to use musical, visual, and kinesthetic arts to enhance brain development, develop thinking skills, and make classrooms more positive and inclusive.

Author: Eric Jensen

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9780871205148

Category: Education

Page: 139

View: 417

How do the arts stack up as a major discipline? What is their effect on the brain, learning, and human development? How might schools best implement and assess an arts program? Eric Jensen answers these questions--and more--in this book. To push for higher standards of learning, many policymakers are eliminating arts programs. To Jensen, that's a mistake. This book presents the definitive case, based on what we know about the brain and learning, for making arts a core part of the basic curriculum and thoughtfully integrating them into every subject. Separate chapters address musical, visual, and kinesthetic arts in ways that reveal their influence on learning. What are the effects of a fully implemented arts program? The evidence points to the following: * Fewer dropouts * Higher attendance * Better team players * An increased love of learning * Greater student dignity * Enhanced creativity * A more prepared citizen for the workplace of tomorrow * Greater cultural awareness as a bonus To Jensen, it's not a matter of choosing, say, the musical arts over the kinesthetic. Rather, ask what kind of art makes sense for what purposes. How much time per day? At what ages? What kind of music? What kind of movement? Should the arts be required? How do we assess arts programs? In answering these real-world questions, Jensen provides dozens of practical, detailed suggestions for incorporating the arts into every classroom.
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Focus on Dance Pedagogy

Focus on Dance Pedagogy

Author: Nancy Brooks Schmitz

Publisher: National Dance Assn

ISBN: 0883147777

Category: Education

Page: 122

View: 459

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Education in the Arts

Education in the Arts

The text is a valuable resource for both students and teachers, with guidance on how to implement the various arts practices in a school setting.

Author: Christine Sinclair

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015079216258

Category: Education

Page: 284

View: 999

Education in the Arts: Principles and Practices for Teaching covers the teaching of visual art, drama, dance and music in primary and early childhood education, within the context of integrated creative arts education. It links theory and research to teaching practice, and allows teacher education students to apply what they have learned to new contexts. It encourages reflection upon teaching practice through real case studies, and provides direction for considering what it means to be an arts education teacher in a school, rather than an art, music or drama specialist. The text is a valuable resource for both students and teachers, with guidance on how to implement the various arts practices in a school setting.
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Teaching Children Dance

Teaching Children Dance

The updated third edition includes 13 new learning experiences and two new chapters on teaching children with disabilities and making interdisciplinary connections.

Author: Theresa Purcell Cone

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781450402538

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 206

View: 395

"Teaching Children Dance, Third Edition," presents 31 ready-to-use lessons that bring fun and challenging dance experiences to elementary-aged children of all ability levels. The updated third edition includes 13 new learning experiences and two new chapters on teaching children with disabilities and making interdisciplinary connections.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Sense of Dance

A Sense of Dance

This fresh, inspirational approach shows how to frame the art of dance within the context of life and how to gain the tools to appreciate, discuss and write about dance as a fine art.

Author: Constance A. Schrader

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736051899

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 206

View: 850

This fresh, inspirational approach shows how to frame the art of dance within the context of life and how to gain the tools to appreciate, discuss and write about dance as a fine art. It also helps develop creative thinking and self-expression.
Categories: Performing Arts

Experiencing Dance

Experiencing Dance

This updated text, with its solid instruction and comprehensive lessons, new resources, and extended learning experiences, will help students at levels II, III, and IV increase their understanding of, expertise in, and enjoyment of dance.

Author: Helene Scheff

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492584384

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 462

Experiencing Dance: From Student to Dance Artist, Second Edition, takes off where its previous edition—a best-selling high school text for students enrolled in dance classes—left off. Geared to students in dance II, III, and IV classes, this text places teachers in the role of facilitator and opens up a world of creativity and analytical thinking as students explore the art of dance. Through Experiencing Dance, students will be able to do the following: • Encounter dance through creating, performing, responding to, analyzing, connecting with, and understanding dance through its 45-plus lessons. • Experience dance as performers, choreographers, and audience members. • Learn about dance in historical and cultural contexts, in community settings, and as career options. • Go through a complete and flexible high school curriculum that can be presented in one or more years of instruction. • Meet state and national standards in dance education and learn from a pedagogically sound scope and sequence that allow them to address 21st-century learning goals. • Use Spotlight and Did You Know? special elements that will enhance the learning experience and connect studio learning to the real world of dance. Experiencing Dance will help students engage in movement experiences as they learn and apply dance concepts through written, oral, and media assignments. These assignments help them gain a perspective of dance as an art form and provide the content for students to develop interactive dance portfolios. The text contains 15 chapters in five units. Each chapter offers at least three lessons, each containing the following material: • Move It! introduces students, through a movement experience, to a lesson concept. • Vocabulary provides definitions of key terms. • Curtain Up offers background information to help students understand lesson topics and concepts. • Take the Stage presents dance-related assignments for students to produce and share. • Take a Bow engages students in response, evaluation, and revision activities to process their work and concepts presented in the chapter. Each lesson includes Spotlight and Did You Know? special elements that help students extend their learning and deepen their understanding of historical and cultural facts and prominent dancers, dance companies, and professionals in careers related to dance. Each chapter includes a chapter review quiz. Quizzes incorporate true-or-false, short-answer, and matching answer questions. Finally, each chapter ends with a capstone assignment. Students will delve into major topics such as these: • Identifying your movement potential as a dancer • Understanding dance science and its application through studying basic anatomy and injury prevention in relation to dance training • Developing proper warm-ups and cool-downs and integrating fitness principles and nutrition information into healthy dancing practices • Expressing through various dance styles and forms the roles of the dancer, the historical and cultural heritage of the dance, and the dance’s connections to community and society • Developing and performing dance studies and choreography in a variety of styles and forms and then producing the dance using production elements for a variety of settings • Preparing for a future as a dancer, choreographer, or a career that is otherwise connected to dance • Advocating for dance in your community and beyond The text is bolstered by web resources for both students and teachers. These resources enhance the students’ learning experience while enabling teachers to prepare for, conduct, and manage their classes. The student web resource contains these features: • Journaling prompts • Extended learning activities • Web search suggestions for further research • Worksheets and assignments to either print out or complete online (via editable Word files) • Interactive chapter review quizzes (these are completed online and students get immediate feedback) • Video clips • Vocabulary terms with and without definitions to aid in self-quizzing and review The teacher web resource contains everything that is on the student web resource, plus the following: • A printable full-color poster for the classroom • PowerPoint presentations for each chapter • Answer keys for worksheets and quizzes • A full electronic version of the student textbook In addition, Experiencing Dance is available in both print and interactive iBook versions. The iBook version has embedded chapter-opening and instructional video clips as well as interactive quizzes (in which students immediately receive feedback on their answers). This updated text, with its solid instruction and comprehensive lessons, new resources, and extended learning experiences, will help students at levels II, III, and IV increase their understanding of, expertise in, and enjoyment of dance.
Categories: Performing Arts

Dance Education around the World

Dance Education around the World

This volume offers chapters and narratives on: Curriculum developments worldwide Empowering communities through dance Embodiment and creativity in dance teaching Exploring and assessing learning in dance as artistic practice Imagined ...

Author: Charlotte Svendler Nielsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317801955

Category: Education

Page: 186

View: 942

Dance has the power to change the lives of young people. It is a force in shaping identity, affirming culture and exploring heritage in an increasingly borderless world. Creative and empowering pedagogies are driving curriculum development worldwide where the movement of peoples and cultures generates new challenges and possibilities for dance education in multiple contexts. In Dance Education around the World: Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change, writers across the globe come together to reflect, comment on and share their expertise and experiences. The settings are drawn from a spectrum of countries with contributions from Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific and Africa giving insights and fresh perspectives into contrasting ideas, philosophies and approaches to dance education from Egypt to Ghana, Brazil to Finland, Jamaica to the Netherlands, the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and more. This volume offers chapters and narratives on: Curriculum developments worldwide Empowering communities through dance Embodiment and creativity in dance teaching Exploring and assessing learning in dance as artistic practice Imagined futures for dance education Reflection, evaluation, analysis and documentation are key to the evolving ecology of dance education and research involving individuals, communities and nations. Dance Education around the World: Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change provides a great resource for dance educators, practitioners and researchers, and pushes for the furtherance of dance education around the world. Charlotte Svendler Nielsen is Assistant professor and head of educational studies at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, research group Body, Learning and Identity, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Stephanie Burridge lectures at Lasalle College of the Arts and Singapore Management University, and is the series editor for Routledge Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific.
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Ethical Dilemmas in Dance Education

Ethical Dilemmas in Dance Education

The first of its kind, this volume presents research-based fictionalized case studies from experts in the field of dance education, examining theory and practice developed from real-world scenarios that call for ethical decision-making.

Author: Doug Risner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476637389

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 351

View: 542

The first of its kind, this volume presents research-based fictionalized case studies from experts in the field of dance education, examining theory and practice developed from real-world scenarios that call for ethical decision-making. Dilemmas faced by dance educators in the studio, on stage, in recreation centers and correctional facilities, and on social media are explored, accompanied by activities for humanizing dance pedagogy. These challenges converge from educational policies and mandates developed over the past two decades, including teacher-proof "scripted" curriculum, high-stakes testing, standardization, and methods-centered teacher preparation; difficulties are often perpetuated by those who want to make change happen but do not know how.
Categories: Performing Arts

Teaching the Arts Early Childhood Primary Education

Teaching the Arts  Early Childhood   Primary Education

This title provides an introduction to arts education in Australia and New Zealand. It illustrates the links between theory and practice and covers each of the five arts strands - dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts.

Author: David Roy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107433670

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 973

Why: the arts in education and society. A vision for the arts in education -- Why the arts are fundamental -- The arts and cross-curriculum priorities -- What: the arts learning areas. Learning in dance -- Learning in drama -- Learning in media arts -- Learning in music -- Learning in visual arts -- How: embedding the arts in education. Integration and general capabilities -- Organisation -- Quality teaching -- Quality arts education and learning
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History of Dance

History of Dance

New to This Edition History of Dance retains its strong foundations from the first edition while adding these new and improved features: • An instructor guide with media literacy assignments, teaching tips, strategies for finding ...

Author: Gayle Kassing

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492586425

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 211

History of Dance, Second Edition, offers readers a panoramic view of dance from prehistory to the present. The text covers the dance forms, designs, artists, costumes, performing spaces, and accompaniments throughout the centuries and around the globe. Its investigative approach engages students in assignments and web projects that reinforce the learning from the text, and its ancillaries for both teachers and students make it easy for students to perceive, create, and respond to the history of dance. New to This Edition History of Dance retains its strong foundations from the first edition while adding these new and improved features: • An instructor guide with media literacy assignments, teaching tips, strategies for finding historical videos, and more • A test bank with hundreds of questions for creating tests and quizzes • A presentation package with hundreds of slides that present key points and graphics • A web resource with activities, extensions of chapter content, annotated links to useful websites, and study aids • Developing a Deeper Perspective assignments that encourage students to use visual or aesthetic scanning, learn and perform period dances, observe and write performance reports, develop research projects and WebQuests (Internet-based research projects), and participate in other learning activities • Experiential learning activities that help students dig deeper into the history of dance, dancers, and significant dance works and literature • Eye-catching full-color interior that adds visual appeal and brings the content to life Also new to this edition is a chapter entitled “Global Interactions: 2000–2016,” which examines dance in the 21st century. Resources and Activities The web resources and experiential learning activities promote student-centered learning and help students develop critical thinking and investigative skills.Teachers can use the experiential learning activities as extended projects to help apply the information and to use technology to make the history of dance more meaningful. Three Parts History of Dance is presented in three parts. Part I covers early dance history, beginning with prehistoric times and moving through ancient civilizations in Greece, Crete, Egypt, and Rome and up to the Renaissance. Part II explores dance from the Renaissance to the 20th century, including a chapter on dance in the United States from the 17th through 19th centuries. Part III unfolds the evolution of American dance from the 20th century to the present, examining imported influences, emerging modern dance and ballet, and new directions for both American ballet and modern dance. Chapters Each chapter focuses on the dancers and choreographers, the dances, and significant dance works and literature from the time period. Students will learn how dance design has changed through the ages and how new dance genres, forms, and styles have emerged and continue to emerge. The chapters also include special features, such as History Highlight sidebars and Time Capsule charts, to help students place dancers, events, and facts in their proper context and perspective. Vocabulary words appear at the end of each chapter, as do questions that prompt review of the chapter’s important information. The text is reader-friendly and current, and it is supported by the national standards in dance, arts education, social studies, and technology education. Through History of Dance, students will acquire a well-rounded view of dance from the dawn of time to the present day. This influential text offers students a foundation for understanding and a springboard for studying dance in the 21st century.
Categories: Performing Arts

Teaching Dance

Teaching Dance

This groundbreaking work brings the Spectrum of Teaching Styles originally developed by Muska Mosston and Sara Ashworth to the art and science of dance.

Author: Elizabeth Goodling

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546263739

Category: Education

Page: 290

View: 146

Many of us are drawn to dance because we love the act of dancing. Teaching was something that came later. It is necessary to teach dance if we want to continue dancing and make a living doing it. Whether you are facing a class of students for the first time or are an experienced teacher, whether you teach children or adults, whether in a recreational setting or college, you will find this book an essential source of information. Supported by illustrations, numerous examples, sample lesson plans, activity suggestions, and discussion questions, Teaching Dance: The Spectrum of Styles is designed for use as a course textbook for student teachers and as a resource for the professional teacher. It includes practical tips and application suggestions with additional material downloadable from the website. Supported by illustrations, numerous examples, sample lesson plans, activity suggestions and discussion questions, Teaching Dance: The Spectrum of Styles is designed for use as a course textbook for student teachers and as a resource for the professional teacher. It includes practical tips and application suggestions with additional material downloadable from the website. This groundbreaking work brings the Spectrum of Teaching Styles originally developed by Muska Mosston and Sara Ashworth to the art and science of dance. The Spectrum will help dance teachers address many issues, including the following: For the beginning teacher, “Did I meet my objectives? How can I judge how well I did?” For the advanced teacher, “How can I encourage initiative and help students become more responsible and self-motivated?” “How can I continue to grow and improve as a teacher?” For the college or university teacher, “How do I help my colleagues in other disciplines and my administration understand dance as an academic discipline?” “How can I engage students cognitively and encourage critical thinking?” For teachers of children, “How can I focus on the creative possibilities of movement for each child and harness their love of discovery?” For teachers in private studios, “The students in my class are at several different levels! How can I coax the beginners and still challenge the more advanced students?” “How can I teach so that I reach every student, keep students coming back for more classes, and thus keep enrollment (and my business) up?” When teaching large classes, “How can I provide individualized feedback for every student in the class and still keep the class moving?”
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Reflections from the Heart of Educational Inquiry

Reflections from the Heart of Educational Inquiry

This unique book discusses and illustrates the ways the arts have influenced curriculum inquiry and the teaching and learning process. It is divided into two parts.

Author: George Willis

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791405567

Category: Art

Page: 388

View: 623

This unique book discusses and illustrates the ways the arts have influenced curriculum inquiry and the teaching and learning process. It is divided into two parts. The first part focuses on aesthetic, epistemological, ethical, ontological, and political explanations of the influence of the arts on curricula. The second part offers personal accounts by well-known scholars who have been influenced by works of art and who have translated those influences into their classroom curricula and teaching.
Categories: Art

Dancing in Your School

Dancing in Your School

The more than 70 dance activities included in this handbook give educators the tools to use dance in their classrooms, gyms, and playgrounds.

Author: Anne Dunkin

Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub

ISBN: 0871272857

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 487

The more than 70 dance activities included in this handbook give educators the tools to use dance in their classrooms, gyms, and playgrounds. Combining theory with practice, this introduction to dance history and terminology provides a foundation for the lesson plans tailored for physical education, kinesthetic learning, and arts education contexts. Although complete on their own, each lesson plan can be customized to fit into any curriculum. Appendices on equipment and dance-education networking resources are included, along with a specialized index categorized into age-appropriate dance activities, sample lesson plans, and group dances.
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