ERIC Number: ED299243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Words: A Program for Movement Observation and Analysis. Final Report.
Laban/Bartenieff Inst. of Movement Studies, New York, NY.
The "Beyond Words" project developed and tested multi-media curricular materials in movement observation and analysis. The resulting 12 chapter text is integrated with two 1 hour videotapes to offer a theoretical and practical approach to movement study that can be utilized in classes ranging from physical education, athletics, dance, and theater, to education, psychology, and communications. Evaluation of the materials by 360 students in 20 different post-secondary programs indicated that the program substantially increases nonverbal sensitivity to and comprehension of human movement. This paper reports on the planning stage of the project, the production stage, and the evaluation stage. These discussions focus on what was done, who did it, how and why certain actions were undertaken, and any adjustments that were made as the action progressed. Included in the appendices are: (1) information for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE); (2) evaluation of sites and instruments; (3) synopsis of the book chapters; and (4) advance publication promotion. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Laban/Bartenieff Inst. of Movement Studies, New York, NY.