Teaching and learning of dance: A self-narrative

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Abstract

This is a narrative study to inquire the experiences of my inner self in terms of teaching and learning of dance. Stemming from my experience as a student, a secondary school PE teacher and a PE lecturer I have become critically aware of the need for learning of dance. Dance, probably more than games and gymnastics, offers many opportunities for integrating movement experiences with various aspects of the curriculum. The Hong Kong Curriculum Development Council (1995) states that at least two periods per week should be allocated to physical education and the teaching of dance should be included if the teacher aim to produce a balanced program. However, dance tends to receive less attention in physical education program, and most male PE teachers are found reluctant to teach dance. The inclusion of dance certainly depends on whether teachers consider it important for children to become skillful in and knowledgeable about expressive movement forms. The value we place on dance is influenced by our past experience in learning dance. The purpose of this study is to provide a personalized and revealing text in attempt to help others to rethink and recreate the meaning in learning and teaching of dance. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Institute of Education
Pages1-4
ISBN (Print)9629490382
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Citation

Chan, E. Y. M. (2000). Teaching and learning of dance: A self-narrative. In Proceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century [CD-ROM] (pp. 1-4). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.