ERIC Number: ED415199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Dance.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction, in collaboration with Wisconsin citizens, developed academic standards in 12 curricular areas. The dance education standards go beyond emphasizing mastery of individual student areas--they weave five essential characteristics of literate individuals throughout: application of the basics, ability to think, skill in communication, production of quality work, and connections with community. The 10 focus areas for dance education standards are: (1) understanding and demonstrating movement elements and skills in dance; (2) using the body as the instrument of expression and using movement to develop kinesthetic awareness; (3) improvising using movement elements, themes, personal experience, and imagination; (4) creating movement compositions based on choreographic principles, processes, and forms; (5) developing critical and creative thinking through dance experience; (6) understanding the expressive power of dance as a communication form; (7) appreciating dance as an art form; (8) building bridges to other disciplines and cultures; (9) making connections between dance and healthful living; and (10) expanding dance horizons via technology. In each area, content and performance standards are detailed for grades 4, 8, and 12. (SM)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Communication Skills, Critical Thinking, Dance Education, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Movement Education, Program Development, Public Education, State Boards of Education, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Thinking Skills
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179; phone: 800-243-8782 (Bulletin No. 97307).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin