Bringing My Body into My Body of Knowledge as a Dance/Movement Therapy Educator
- Jessica L. Young
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As a dance/movement therapy educator, I teach students how to recognize their own movement patterns, how to clinically assess clients’ movement, and how to create movement interventions that facilitate healing and wellness. How then, might I begin to bring my own understanding of my movement preferences into the classroom to enhance my teaching? Through personal, illustrative examples, this article examines how I applied Rudolf Laban’s Effort theory and Humane Effort towards expanding my movement repertoire to better support my approach to teaching. In revitalizing my relationship to teaching, I accessed the potential to better engage students, improve student progress, and increase job satisfaction.
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- Bringing My Body into My Body of Knowledge as a Dance/Movement Therapy Educator
American Journal of Dance Therapy
Volume 34, Issue 2 , pp 141-158
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- Effort theory
- Humane Effort
- Dance/movement therapy
- Movement preferences
- Jessica L. Young (1) (2)
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- 1. Department of Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
- 2. 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 60605, USA