CREATIVE MOVEMENT

COURSE SYNOPSIS

INSTRUCTOR:

Trina Nahm-Mijo

COURSE ALPHA:

DNCE/ED 256

CLASS:

 

OFFICE HR:

 

OFFICE:

EKH-227

PHONE:

Ex-7551/7421

URL:

http://www.hawcc.hawaii.edu/tnm

E-MAIL:

nahmmijo@hawaii.edu


PREREQUISITE: None

TEXT: First Steps in Teaching Creative Dance to Children, by Mary Joyce.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course introduces the content, method and processes for leading creative movement experiences for young people. The creative process, elements of movement and its relationship to other art forms, as well as, its integration with other curriculums are explored in this course. The teaching methods used in this course enables students to design lessons appropriate for a wide range of ages, interests and developmental stages. This course is especially applicable to those in or preparing to enter education or human service fields.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

 EVALUATION:

  • Attendance and Participation:

25%

  • Class Journal:

20%

  • Resource File:

15%

  • Lesson Plan/Teaching & Evaluation:

20%

  • Quizzes and Other Written Assignments:

10%

  • Shadowing Reflection Paper:

10%

 Final course grade based on the following percentages:

90-100% .

A

80-89% ...

B

70-79% ...

C

60-69% ...

D

50% and below ..

F

COURSE OUTLINE

Week :

1.

What is Creative Movement? Introduction and History.

 

2.

Dance Vocabulary / Hawaii Content Standards for Fine Arts.

 

3.

Related Performing Arts Vocabulary.

 

4.

Body Mechanics and Kinesthetic Intelligence.

 

5.

Ways to warm-up the Body.

 

6.

Exploring Time, Energy, Space.

 

7.

Movement Quality.

 

8.

Movement and Language.

 

9.

Movement as Language.

 

10.

Movement and the Visual Arts.

 

11.

Movement, Rhythm and Music.

 

12.

Movement, Storytelling and Drama.

 

13.

Movement and other Curriculums: Science, Hawaiian Studies, Social Studies

 

14.

Putting it Altogether: Planning, Teaching, Evaluating.

 

15.

Planning, Teaching, Evaluating cont.


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