1st Edition

Rechoreographing Learning Dance As a Way to Bridge the Mind-Body Divide in Education

By Sandra Cerny Minton Copyright 2023
    244 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    244 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This book addresses the mind-body dichotomy in movement and dance.

    This book includes a description of the often-forgotten kinesthetic sense, body awareness, somatic practices, body-based way of thinking, mental imagery, nonverbal communication, human empathy, and symbol systems, what occurs in the brain during learning, and why and how movement and dance should be part of school curricula. This exploration arguers that becoming more aware of bodily sensations serves as a basis for knowing, communicating, learning, and teaching through movement and dance.

    This book will be of great interest to scholars and students interested in teaching methodology and for courses in physical education, dance, and education.


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    Chapter 1: Combatting the Mind-Body Dichotomy

    A Discussion of the Mind-Body Dichotomy

    Making the Case for the Body Basis of KnowingPioneers

    Accessing the Body Way of Knowing

    Exploration Experiences

    Chapter 2: Sensory Reception and Their Contributions to Body Knowledge

    Human Sensory Systems

    Human Sensation and the Mind-Body Connection

    Applications to Learning Movement and Dance

    Exploration Experiences

    Chapter 3: Connections between Body, Brain, Mind, and Thinking

    The Body Way of Knowing

    The Role of Attention

    Mental Imagery

    Exploration Experiences

    Chapter 4: The Role of the Body in Interpersonal Connections and Communications



    Nonverbal Communication

    Symbolic Communication

    Exploration Experiences

    Chapter 5: The Body, Movement, Dance, and Learning

    Popular Learning Theories


    Learning through the Arts

    Exploration Experiences

    Chapter 6: In Conclusion...

    Further Evidence

    Future Considerations






    Sandra Cerny Minton is Co-Coordinator of the Dance Education MA Program at UNC, a program she created and which was instituted in 2014.