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ERIC Number: EJ901798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
Clytemnestra at the Mall: A Plea for More Improvisational Pedagogy in the Arts
Spitz, Ellen Handler
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v44 n4 p33-37 Win 2010
Advocating for improvisational pedagogy in the arts, this article argues for the incalculable benefits of a teaching style that refuses to adhere strictly to orchestration planned in advance; it propounds a pedagogical practice that welcomes cadenzas and that situates itself in the here-and-now of classrooms taken as sites of adventure, discovery, and surprise. The article offers several examples of students' creativity and originality when exposed to such improvisational teaching. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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