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ERIC Number: EJ1081551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
"Movement Doesn't Lie": Teachers' Practice Choreutical Analysis
Pastore, Serafina; Pentassuglia, Monica
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v3 n11 p917-927 2015
Identifying and describing teaching practice is not an easy task. Current educational research aims at explaining teachers' work focusing on the concept of practice. Teachers' practical knowledge is a sensitive and tacit knowledge, produced, and effused by the body. In this perspective, the teachers' work can be considered as an expressive activity. Starting from the view of teachers' work as a performance, this article tries to illustrate a conceptual way of analysing the teaching practice. The paper reports first results of two case studies involving three primary school teachers and two middle school teachers, respectively. Data collection includes non-participant observation with field-notes, videotaping, and R. Laban's notation system (Labanotation). The present paper draws attention to a particular category of analysis, the dance. Research results highlight how it is possible to interpret teaching as dance. The authors attempt to interpret teaching as dance. Emphasizing the role of body and movements, research results highlight how it is possible to interpret teaching as dance. Suggestions are discussed for future educational research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy