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Teaching as a Primary Practice

Imagine if teaching were a central value, a touchstone of our culture. Imagine if pedagogy were considered a core practice, perhaps even the most central practice, and the achievements of art and science were understood as secondary to the transmission of knowledge, including embodied knowledge.

Focusing on teaching as a primary practice puts the emphasis on the long term. It also tends to deemphasize what individuals may be capable of through talent or luck, and points instead to what remains possible over time (from generation to generation) because of the care invested in hundreds or thousands of unique teacher-student relationships.

That teaching is not currently valued in this way  is everywhere apparent, not only in the continual encroachment of standardized tests on primary education but also in the lack of financial support for projects of teaching and transmission. Grants for performance have been steadily shrinking Read the rest of this entry »

Teaching

Physical Instinct…

knowing

ready

go

Studies Project: Teaching Downtown Dance / Teaching Dance Downtown. Friday March 26, 2010.

Teaching Downtown Dance / Teaching Dance Downtown
Friday, March 26th, 2010, 6pm, FREE
Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway

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Initiated by Jmy Leary and MR faculty and Artist Advisory Council
Moderated by Randy Martin

This roundtable discussion explores the geography of downtown dance over the past half-century, from the perspective of both the teachers and the students. What was taught, how was it taught, who were the teachers and who took class? Panelists include Hilary Clark, Douglas Dunn, K.J. Holmes, Juliette Mapp, and others.

photo: Nancy Topff  by unknown


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