Moving to the rhythm of Africa : a case study of a tertiary educator's understanding of multicultural dance in teacher education

Joseph, Dawn 2013, Moving to the rhythm of Africa : a case study of a tertiary educator's understanding of multicultural dance in teacher education, Journal of education and training studies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 129-138.

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Title Moving to the rhythm of Africa : a case study of a tertiary educator's understanding of multicultural dance in teacher education
Author(s) Joseph, Dawn
Journal name Journal of education and training studies
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 129
End page 138
Total pages 10
Publisher Redfame Publishing
Place of publication Beaverton, Or.
Publication date 2013-04-01
ISSN 2324-805X
2324-8068
Keyword(s) dance education
African Dance
multicultural dance education
teacher education
curriculum and culturally responsive pedagogy
Summary Australia is proud of its rich and varied array of the Arts depicting a range of cultural diversity formed by ongoing migration. Although the complex issues of dance, culture and identity are interconnected, forming a multicultural society in Australia, dance education is a powerful platform to transmit and promote togetherness where understanding and respect is shared in dance practice. The focus of this article is on dance education as part of multicultural arts education within teacher education courses at Deakin University (Melbourne) Australia. It forms part of my ongoing wider study that started in 2010 regarding Attitudes and perceptions of Arts Education Students: Preparing culturally responsive teachers across two continents (Australia and South Africa). In 2011, I interviewed the dance educator and will report on two themes from her interview data: multicultural dance and the inclusion of African dance within multicultural dance practice. I argue that the inclusion of innovative and immersive practice of dance where authentic teaching and learning can be facilitated is a powerful platform to share multicultural dance practice in tertiary education.
Language eng
Field of Research 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051821

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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