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ERIC Number: EJ815657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
Dance History Matters in British Higher Education
Carter, Alexandra
Research in Dance Education, v8 n2 p123-137 Dec 2007
In response to concerns about the place and nature of dance history in British higher education curricula, a database was compiled of representative but significant examples of modules which focused directly on the teaching and learning of history, or had history as a key component. An analysis is presented of these modules in terms of the place of history in dance programmes; how syllabi are organised; the nature of their content; the relationship between substantive knowledge and skills, and modes of assessment. These findings are meshed with more general debates drawn from the philosophy and pedagogy of history. The findings reveal a tendency to conventional chronological narratives, the dominance of US-related content but emergence of a European focus, and a comparative under-privileging of British dance history. Skills and methodologies have an arguably increasing profile, thus revealing the propensity of dance history pedagogy to move with macro-debates in the wider field. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom