Everyday Pedagogy for Dance Education

By Miriam Torzillo.

Published by The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum

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Dance is included as one of five subjects within the new Australian National Arts Curriculum. Learning in the Arts in general is based on collaborative, creative, inquiry-based processes. In contrast, in recent years in Queensland, Australia, there has been a move away from student-centred, cooperative or inquiry-based learning and towards teacher-centred, direct-instruction and explicit teaching. In my experience, as a researcher and dance educator, I have encountered a variety of pedagogies being used to teach dance. This paper considers the question “Which pedagogic framework best supports teachers to implement dance in their classrooms?

Keywords: Dance Education, Pedagogic Frameworks, Explicit Teaching

The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp.51-66. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 4, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 476.816KB)).

Miriam Torzillo

Student, School of Education, James Cook University, Cairns, Qld, Australia