In Knowing Dance, Marion Gough provides a general framework for understanding the many different aims, demands and constraints of teaching dance, and also suggests practical and creative ways of dealing with them.
After considering the interaction between teaching and learning, Gough looks at the ways that a dance course may be planned, and how styles, strategies and methods of assessment can be applied to achieve different teaching objectives.
She goes on to elaborate a three-stranded model of dance as art - compose, perform, appreciate-illustrated with examples from practising dance teachers in different fields.
Finally, Gough suggests general ways of promoting good teaching practice and supplies some sample planning and evaluation forms for teachers to use or tailor to their own needs.
Knowing Dance is designed for use with students of all ages and abilities and in a wide variety of teaching contexts. Concise, clearly laid out, and filled with both thought-provoking questions and practical answers, Knowing Dance will prove to be an indispensable guide and handbook for dance teachers and educators.
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