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D-PD 79910 - Advanced Dance Pedagogy
This course combines class work with student teaching internships. While students are observing and teaching on-site, we will explore a variety of skills, approaches, and issues associated with teaching dance to young people in school settings. We will begin by considering child development and reflect upon appropriate priorities when working with young “non-dancers.” We will then explore teaching creative movement from a conceptual point of view; through experiential learning we will learn how to apply Laban’s framework (the elements of dance) to lesson planning. We will also consider dance-making, arts integration projects, and working with special populations as time permits. Throughout the semester, while we consider dance content as well as provide context for the on-site experiences, we will be steadily increasing our understanding of best pedagogical practices. We will also reflect upon the process of forging our own authentic teaching styles and explore how to incorporate valuable parts of all models and practices while honoring our individual temperaments and interests.

Prerequisites D-PD 2901 / Lecture <min credit = 3.00>
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 3.00
Credit Types Credit

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