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ERIC Number: EJ1063098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Research, Design, and Implementation of an Internship Course in Dance: Turning Student Knowledge into Professional Know-How
Risner, Doug
Journal of Dance Education, v15 n2 p60-71 2015
A successful internship experience can provide invaluable learning experiences connecting students' classroom knowledge to professional "know-how" in the field. Over the past three decades, post-secondary internship programs have flourished, generating considerable research literature from a variety of disciplinary perspectives; however, little is known about internships in dance. The purpose of this article was to describe the research, design, and implementation of an internship program as part of a required web-based course within an undergraduate BS program in dance professions. This curriculum research study presents the 1) development process and methodology; 2) literature review; 3) key internship elements; and 4) prototype internship manual. The author concludes with a discussion of challenges incorporating preliminary recommendations for the field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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