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Dance Education redefines the nature of dance pedagogy today, setting it within a holistic and encompassing framework, and argues for an approach to dance education from a soci-cultural and philosophical perspective. In the past, dance education has focused on the learning of dance, limited to Western-based societies, with little attention to how dance is learned and applied globally. This book seeks to re-frame the way dance education is defined, approached and taught by looking beyond the privileged Western dance forms to compare education from different cultures. Structured into three parts, this book examines the following essential questions: - What is dance? What defines dance as an art form? - How and where is dance performed and for what purpose? - How do social contexts shape the making and interpretation of dance? The first part covers the history of dance education and its definition. The second part discusses current contexts and applications, including global contexts and the ability to apply and comprehend dance education in a variety of contexts. This book opens up definitions, rather than categorising, so that dance is not presented in a hierarchical form. The third part continues to define dance education in ways that have not been discussed in the past: informal contexts. The book then returns to the original definition of dance education as a way of knowing oneself and the world around us, ending on the philosophical application of this self-knowledge as a way to be in the world and to engage with others, regardless of background. This textbook is a refreshing and much-needed contribution to the field of dance studies by one of the most eminent voices in the field.
Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools is ideal for those who want to promote healthy, active lifestyles in schools-not just during physical education classes, but throughout the school day. This book presents a holistic perspective on physical activity, exposing teachers to a broad spectrum of curricular and noncurricular opportunities to enhance their pupils' engagement with physical activity, as well as the tools and resources to do it. Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools offers research-informed, evidence-based practices (built on health-related studies from around the world) that will help teachers broaden their physical activity promotion in school-based environments. Through this text, teachers will receive the following: * Tried-and-true practical learning activities that help pupils of all ages lead healthy, active lifestyles * Clear explanations of the current thinking and evidence underpinning the practical ideas and activities, helping teachers fully grasp the content and depth of the material * Developmentally appropriate procedures to monitor children's health, activity and fitness in school, both as individuals and within a cohort (thus helping teachers quantify progress made) * Best practices, illustrated through a diverse range of case studies, to help teachers connect with the information and help their pupils apply it in real life Web Resource to Aid Learning and Implementation Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools comes with web resource materials, including quizzes, worksheets, case studies and assessment measures for monitoring children and school-based initiatives on individual, cohort and schoolwide levels. These tools, which are printable and can be used as is or adapted, will help teachers gain a broader understanding of their pupils' levels of health and physical activity-from both short-term and long-term perspectives-and assist them in implementing activity-promoting practices. Activity Throughout the Curriculum The text intentionally addresses curriculum requirements-not just in physical education classes, but in other subjects as well-and presents whole-school and cross-curricular recommendations and expectations. It also explores extracurricular opportunities and offers ideas for connecting with parents, caregivers and community physical activity providers. Activities in School and Beyond Keeping with its holistic approach, Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools supplies a diverse range of activities that can be undertaken both within and beyond school buildings. These community-based activities will be of particular interest to schools that would like to take advantage of resources in their surrounding environment. The book presents activities and school models that suit a range of contexts, and the case studies help teachers conceptualize how they can implement the activities. Promoting and Monitoring Activity Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools is presented in three parts. Part I explains why the promotion of healthy, active lifestyles is important in schools and clarifies the role that educators in general, and in physical education in particular, have here. Part II focuses on how children's health, activity and fitness can be monitored in schools and how this can help pupils learn the importance of being healthy, active and fit in their everyday lives. Part III addresses how all children can have healthy, active lifestyles, including pupils with varying abilities and those with health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and obesity. This part of the book presents a range of health-related learning activities for pupils of different ages that are developmentally appropriate, inclusive and progressive. Making a Positive Difference The practical ideas and activities in Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools will help teachers make a positive difference in the health, well-being and quality of life of their pupils by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, competence and confidence to engage in physically active lifestyles. Schools can use the book to incorporate this important element into the curriculum in a planned and progressive manner that is accessible to all pupils.
If you think you lack the necessary training for teaching dance in the primary classroom and are searching for resources to support teaching and learning, look no further. Through" Complete Guide to Primary Dance," you'll gain the insight, expertise and confidence to teach dance to children from reception to year 6.
Regardless of your experience, this book and accompanying web resource will enable you to plan and deliver age-appropriate learning experiences for your children. "Complete Guide to Primary Dance" offers
- a wealth of practical and creative ideas that you can use in your teaching, whether you are new to teaching, have little dance experience or are a dance specialist;
- a scheme of 22 units of work for teaching children from reception to year 6; and
- a companion web resource that includes a bank of photos, video clips, warm-ups and written resources to assist you in your teaching.
You can download and print the photographs from the web resource to demonstrate and inspire good practice. The video clips show progression in learning through bite-sized steps that will help you guide the children to create and perform dances in real time.
In addition, you can view two complete class dances and a number of dance phrases on the video clips to use with your classes. These photographs and clips supplement the written resources on the web, which include stories, a poem, word banks, warm ups and complete units of work along with a template that can be used for designing your own unit of work.
"Complete Guide to Primary Dance" draws on and is complementary to the National Dance Teachers Association partnerships with Youth Dance England, Dance UK, the Association for Physical Education and Youth Sports Trust. Teaching points are aligned with each task, helping you to know what to look for, what to emphasise, how to develop the movement material and how to challenge the children appropriately.
Written by Lyn Paine, a highly regarded teacher trainer and author of many dance resources, Complete Guide to Primary Dance is the definitive dance resource that is based on current best practices in schools. In addition to dance subject knowledge for teaching, you'll find the chapters on managing learning and assessing most helpful. Together, this book and web resource present a clear vision for dance education and its potential to develop children and young people's well-being and enhance their lives.
`This book will prove an invaluable resource for students wanting to engage with any or all of the issues covered, and who need to get an authoritative 'quick fix' on particular fields of research. It's thorough, contemporary in its choice of issues and comprehensive in its coverage of them. The author is to be congratulated on making a very thoughtful and important contribution to the literature in PE' - Professor John Evans, Loughborough University, UK. This easy-to-use introduction explores all of the contemporary issues and enduring themes in physical education, focusing on the United Kingdom but incorporating a global dimension. The wide range of topics covered include: o the requirements of National Curriculum Physical Education o the current 'state' of physical education o the relationship between physical education and sport o extra-curricular physical education o lifelong participation in sport and physical activity o assessment and examinations in physical education o social class, gender, ethnicity and inclusion in relation to physical education o teacher training and continuing professional development. This book is an essential read for anyone embarking upon an undergraduate or postgraduate course in physical education.
This book focuses on motor and social skills development for young children with autism spectrum disorder and is geared toward special education teachers, general education teachers, and related personnel. This book will outline what we now know about how physical activity impacts children with Autism and how classroom teachers can use physical activity programs in their classrooms.
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