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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

DNC 160 Teaching Methods I

This course offers a philosophical and practical foundation for teaching movement-based arts across a variety of genres and ages. Students will be introduced to different educational philosophies while gaining practical skills for effective and safe teaching practices. Course topics include the development of a teaching philosophy, creating lesson plans with goals and objectives, classroom organization and management, basic alignment & kinesiology, technological modifications & enhancements for learning, as well as the impact of social, cultural, and psychological theories in relation to learning. Practical classroom teaching skills will also be studied & practiced; including verbal and hands-on cueing for correcting misalignment, teaching to different communities, the use of live and recorded music, and other topics that develop the confidence and wisdom of the movement teacher.
Recommended: Completion of advanced technique level.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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