Year of Publication
Master of Science (MS)
Kinesiology and Health Promotion
Dr. Heather Erwin
Dance faculty in higher education have various backgrounds and training ranging from professional dance careers to doctoral degrees in dance. This study sought to examine the ways background and training impact faculty members‟ pedagogical approach to a dance technique class in a higher education dance department. This study examined the pedagogical knowledge, content knowledge, and pedagogical content knowledge of participants through qualitative methods including interviews, observations, and document analysis. Six major themes emerged from the data: desire to teach, teaching focus, challenging students, planning and preparation, instructional methods, and assessment strategies.
Sims, Meredith Erin, "HOW DOES BACKGROUND AND TRAINING AFFECT DANCE PEDAGOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION?" (2010). University of Kentucky Master's Theses. 2.