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

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ISBN 9781032193830
December 30, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
256 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

This book includes a description of the often-forgotten kinesthetic sense, body awareness, somatic practices, the 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 scholar and students interested in teaching methodology and for courses in physical education, dance, and education.

Table of Contents


About Author


Chapter 1: Combatting the Mind-Body Dichotomy

A Discussion of the Mind-Body Dichotomy

Making the Case for the Body Basis of Knowing--Pioneers

Accessing the Body Way of Knowing

Exploration Experiences

Chapter 2: Sensory Reception and the 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





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