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Knowing Bodies, Moving Minds : Towards Embodied Teaching and Learning - Liora Bresler

Knowing Bodies, Moving Minds

Towards Embodied Teaching and Learning

By: Liora Bresler (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st March 2004
ISBN: 9781402020223
Number Of Pages: 226

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This book aims to define new theoretical, practical, and methodological directions in educational research centered on the role of the body in teaching and learning. Based on our phenomenological experience of the world, it draws on perspectives from arts-education and aesthetics, as well as curriculum theory, cultural anthropology and ethnomusicology. These are arenas with a rich untapped cache of experience and inquiry that can be applied to the notions of schooling, teaching and learning. The book provides examples of state-of-the-art, empirical research on the body in a variety of educational settings. Diverse art forms, curricular settings, educational levels, and cultural traditions are selected to demonstrate the complexity and richness of embodied knowledge as they are manifested through institutional structures, disciplines, and specific practices. This volume is of interest to faculty and graduate students in Educational Philosophy and Policy Studies, Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education as well as in Music, Visual Art, Dance and Drama Education.

Forewordp. 1
Preludep. 7
Cultural and philosophical contexts for embodied knowledge in education
Education and the philosophy of the body : bodies of knowledge and knowledges of the bodyp. 13
Cognition and the body : perspectives from music educationp. 29
Somaesthetics and education : exploring the terrainp. 51
Embodied movement knowledge in fitness and exercise educationp. 61
The changing body in Southern Africa - a perspective from ethnomusicologyp. 77
Frog boy and the American monkey : the body in Japanese early schoolingp. 97
The disappearance of the body in early childhood educationp. 111
The body in educational settings
Dancing the curriculum : exploring the body and movement in elementary schoolsp. 127
My body/myself : lessons from dance educationp. 153
The instructable body : student bodies from classrooms to prisonsp. 169
The apprenticeship of embodied knowledge in a Taiko drumming ensemblep. 183
Embodied knowledge : possibilities and constraints in arts education and curriculump. 197
Exercise : identity collegep. 213
Name indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9781402020223
ISBN-10: 1402020228
Series: Landscapes: The Arts, Aesthetics, and Education
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 31st March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.85  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.34