Knowing Bodies, Moving Minds: Towards Embodied Teaching and Learning

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Liora Bresler
Springer Netherlands, Mar 31, 2004 - Education - 225 pages
This book aims to define new theoretical, practical, and methodological directions in educational research centered on the role of the body in teaching and learning. Based on our phenomenological experience of the world, it draws on perspectives from arts-education and aesthetics, as well as curriculum theory, cultural anthropology and ethnomusicology. These are arenas with a rich untapped cache of experience and inquiry that can be applied to the notions of schooling, teaching and learning.
The book provides examples of state-of-the-art, empirical research on the body in a variety of educational settings. Diverse art forms, curricular settings, educational levels, and cultural traditions are selected to demonstrate the complexity and richness of embodied knowledge as they are manifested through institutional structures, disciplines, and specific practices.

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Liora Bresler is Professor at the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bresler was involved in a number of national and international research projects, including the National Arts Education Research Center and the College Board/Getty Center evaluation on Arts Integration in Academic Subjects. She is co-editor of the International Journal for Education and the Arts and a guest editor for international issues in Arts Education Policy Review. Bresler has been invited to give keynote speeches in five continents and has lectured in various universities throughout the world.

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