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ERIC Number: ED501908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 148
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5788-6784-3ISBN-978-1-57886-784-4
Using Movement to Teach Academics: The Mind and Body as One Entity
Minton, Sandra
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This book is developed to help teach curriculum through the use of movement and dance, while giving students a chance to use their creative problem-solving skills. The text describes a step-by-step process through which instructor and students can learn to transform academic concepts into actions and dances. Theoretical information is also included to demonstrate how movement-based teaching strategies connect with popular education theories such as Cooperative Learning, the Multiple Intelligences, Brain-Based Learning, Learning Styles and the Zone of Proximal Development. Examples of movement-based lessons appropriate for elementary and middle school students are described along with a glossary that defines movement related terms. Contents include: (1) Connecting Movement, Dance and Academics; (2) Introducing the Learning Tools; (3) Transforming Concepts and Ideas Into Movement; (4) Teaching Through Dance-Making; (5) Learning to Connect Dance-Making and Thinking; (6) Creating Movement-Based Lessons; and (7) The Mind-Body Connection and Literacy.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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