Dance teaching and learning in context : activating the head, heart and hands

Huddy, Avril & Stevens, Kym (2014) Dance teaching and learning in context : activating the head, heart and hands. Brolga, 39, pp. 20-26.

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Traditionally, the art of teaching dance has largely been a skill transferred from teacher to student. This master-apprentice paradigm encourages the passing on of technical and artistic traditions associated with the various genres of dance. Whilst this approach supports the passing of the flame of the art form from generation to generation, it has, in part, limited the teaching pedagogy that informs dance as an art form. The future of dance teaching is reliant on teachers’ engagement with the further development of inquiry learning and reflective practice skills within the dance studio. This paper charts one component of a reflective pedagogy, Head, Heart, Hands (Pstalozzi as cited in Rud 2006), developed as a result of an action research project, within a suite of three units across a three-year undergraduate teacher-training course for school, community and studio dance teachers.

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ID Code: 82131
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Tertiary Dance training, Dance teacher training, Reflective practice in dance teacher training, Training dance teaching artists, Dance, HERN
ISSN: 1322-7645
Divisions: Past > Schools > Dance
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 A.Huddy and K.Stevens
Deposited On: 03 Mar 2015 23:29
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2015 22:10

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