The Art and Craft of Teaching Dance from a TA Perspective: Lessons Learned and Issues Explored

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Jill I. Green, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The idea for this presentation came from my experiences and thinking as Director of Graduate Studies in my department and as a teacher of a graduate course titled: Dance Pedagogy in Higher Education. Through discussion in this course and as an observer of classes taught by TAs, I became aware of a number of issues that arose when TAs taught courses in the department. I noticed that while training to perfect their craft of teaching dance, many TAs became unsure of their roles and responsibilities to their students, themselves, and their professors and/or teaching supervisors. They have multiple roles and responsibilities that can be difficult to navigate. Issues surrounding ideas such as power and philosophy emerged from these discussions and experiences as well.

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National Dance Education Conference Proceedings
Language: English
Date: 2013
TA, teaching assistant, students, responsibility, roles

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