A procedure for systematically describing teacher-student verbal and nonverbal interaction in the teaching of choreography

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Joanne Margaret Lunt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Kate R. Barrett

Abstract: It was the purpose of this study to develop and examine the feasibility of a procedure to systematically describe teacher-student verbal and nonverbal interaction in the teaching of choreography. A multidimensional category system was constructed based upon two major ideas: (1) the theoretical considerations of the components of the choreographic process, and {2) the unity of man as it relates to dance. The category system, with 34 categories, had four major divisions: Cognitive, Affective, Kinetic-kinesthetic, and Technical. The Cognitive division had eight categories that identified behaviors with knowledge and facts as their focus; The Affective division, with 10 categories, identified behaviors of feelings, attitudes, and opinions; The Kinetic-kinesthetic division had 13 categories and identified specific choreographic behaviors; and The Technical division had three categories and served as an aid in coding class organization and technical details. Four means of identification were common to all four divisions: teacher, student, verbal, and nonverbal.

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Language: English
Date: 1974
Choreography $x Study and teaching
Teacher-student relationships

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