Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design
- Explains, with sample unit plans, how to teach the basics of 10 popular dance forms for K-12 settings
There''s a lot more to dance education than steps and dances. To be successful, dance educators must practice a variety of skills that go far beyond dancing. They must incorporate educational theories to meet state and national arts standards, establish a solid knowledge base of the dance form to be taught, and set up developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
To help aspiring dance educators acquire the skills that will make them successful in the classroom, this book provides vital information on teaching methods in general, then shares specific applications for teaching each dance form.
Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design presents a conceptual model of dance education that embraces dance as an art form and disseminates it through learning experiences in dancing, dance making, and dance appreciation. Through this book, dance educators will broaden their understanding of the dance content that is appropriate for their students and their educational setting.
Part I presents an overview of the teaching and learning process in dance, including the background information necessary to plan, organize, set up, and deliver an effective learning experience. It provides essential information about the national standards in dance and guides readers smoothly through the process of
Part II offers ideas for unit and curriculum development, design, and evaluation. Readers will learn how to create learning experiences, lesson plans, unit plans, and finally a dance curriculum. They will become familiar with four categories of dance that encompass 10 dance forms; they also will discover the application of movement, choreographic, and aesthetic principles to these dance forms. Readers will find step-by-step instructions for teaching beginning dance units in 10 different dance forms to offer a curriculum of experiences for students in preschool to college settings.
This book contains many special features so that readers can access important information quickly:
- Chapter objectives and summaries
Even the most experienced dance educators will appreciate the sample units for 10 different dance forms, divided into four categories:
- Creative movement and creative dance
Dance Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design provides a sound foundation in the art and science of dance pedagogy-for those who seek a rewarding career in teaching dance.
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Envisioning Dance Education
Defining Dance and Dance Education 4 Distinguishing Between Dancers and Dance
Identifying the Seven CrossDisciplinary Categories of Dance Knowledge 18 Dance
Understanding Observation Techniques in the Dance Class 34 Developing Observation
Understanding How Students Learn Movement 46 Constructing the Dance Class 52
Choosing a Presentational Method 58 Teaching Strategies in the Dance Classroom
Accompaniment in the Dance Class 65 Summary 69 Reference 69 Its Your Turn
Creating a Positive Learning Atmosphere 72 Managing the Dance Classroom 77 Dealing
Designing the Dance Program Curriculum 182 Surveying Four Options for Dance
Writing a Dance Curriculum 186 Developing and Evaluating Dance Curriculums
Teaching Overview 202 Content Overview 215 References 222 Selected
Teaching Overview 245 Content Overview 252 References 259 Selected
Teaching Overview 276 Content Overview 280 Reference 295 Selected
Understanding the Learner 90 Developing Psychosocial Behaviors in the Dance Class 95
Understanding Dance and the Dance Teacher in Public Education 98 Characterizing
Gathering Content Information to Teach Dance 106 Identifying Characteristics of Dance
Developing the Lesson Plan
Relating Objectives to a Learning Taxonomy 133 Summary 139 References 140 Its Your
Using Assessment Techniques in the Dance Class 144 Grading Students Work 160
Writing the Lesson Plan 166 Teaching the Lesson 174 Exploring Other Options 177