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ERIC Number: EJ1069855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Fostering Agency and Artistry in Dancers
Chavasse, Amy
Arts Education Policy Review, v116 n3 p147-154 2015
Returning to the classroom each year is an act of radical repositioning. Even as I return to the knowledge, experience, and accumulated memories of my teaching and creative practice, I look to ways to restructure how I deliver information and search for new methodologies of learning. Acknowledging the fluid conditions that define teaching movement as a meaning making language, one that is bodily written and subject to multiple translations and transcriptions, requires the ability and desire to tune into the moment while providing momentum and structure. Students need something to push against--either as a means to be propelled forward or to wrestle with the tension of uncertainty. This is what happens in a constructivist classroom. Embracing a constructivist approach means that the students' ideas and research can live and thrive alongside those of the teacher.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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