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Barr, Sherrie; Oliver, Wendy – Research in Dance Education, 2016
This paper investigates the evolution of feminist consciousness in dance technique class as related to body image, the myth of the perfect body, and the development of feminist pedagogy. Western concert dance forms have often been taught in a manner where imitating the teacher is primary in the learning process. In this traditional scenario,…
Descriptors: Feminism, Dance Education, Human Body, Self Concept
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Barr, Sherrie – Research in Dance Education, 2015
This essay explores the numerous and diverse ways collaborative practices in dance research can unfold. Strengths and challenges within the collaborative process are discussed as emphasis is given to the multiple perspectives and types of relationships that evolve from and within the process. These core elements offer scholars a rich array of…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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Barr, Sherrie – Research in Dance Education, 2009
The technique class can be an amalgam of frustration and joy, cautious imitation and mindless replication, being right and being wrong. Competing requisites, such as a desire for expressive freedom in relation to the demand that a movement be precisely structured, can unwittingly create a tension between teachers and students. The reasons for such…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Inquiry