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ERIC Number: EJ933979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
Culturally Responsive Dance Pedagogy in the Primary Classroom
Melchior, Elizabeth
Research in Dance Education, v12 n2 p119-135 2011
Dance has an important place in multicultural education and the development of culturally responsive pedagogy. Through dance, children can explore and express their own and others' cultures and share their stories in ways other than the spoken and written word. This paper presents a case study concerning a professional development programme in dance education for generalist primary teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand. The process is discussed through the lens of five cultural concepts encompassing a Maori world view, demonstrating how they interweave to enhance teaching and learning in dance. Findings indicate that through a collaborative process that involves critical thinking, teaching from existing strengths and pedagogical knowledge and integrating dance into the classroom programme, there is an increased connectedness between teachers and their students, students and each other, and students and dance. This model provides a framework for teaching and learning dance within social and cultural contexts internationally. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand