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ERIC Number: EJ825835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence and Dance Education: Critique, Revision, and Potentials for the Democratic Ideal
Blumenfeld-Jones, Donald
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v43 n1 p59-76 Spr 2009
This paper offers a way of rethinking Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences. The bodily-kinesthetic intelligence is used as the point of critique. The author provides a detailed discussion of the act of dancing as counterpoint to Gardner's understanding of the intelligence. The author critiques Gardner's exemplar and evolutionary criteria as inadequately conceptualized. Finally, the author argues for a more democratic approach to educating for the intelligence and a specific form of dance to best fulfill those educational prospects of dance. (Contains 25 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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