Examples of ako in arts classrooms. Ako involves reciprocal shared learning in the classroom and beyond.
This fact sheet is about the benefits of Arts education. It succinctly advocates for arts education for children. The information is part of the Steps to Early Childhood Arts Education Initiative 2002.
This is a newspaper article that appeared in the Globe and Mail about the importance of movement in a child’s day at school.
A simple history of the leotard as worn by dancers and other people engaged in movement activities. Please be aware that as Wikipedia is a public document accuracy of information cannot be guaranteed.
The history of the Lindy Hop - a a fusion of many dances from all over the United States from the early 1900s but mainly based on the Charleston. Lindy Hop combines the movements and improvisation of African dances with the formal 8-count structure of European dances. African dances usually separate the men from the women. Europeans invented partner dancing. Please be aware that as Wikipedia is a public document accuracy of information cannot be guaranteed.
Examples of manaakitanga in arts classrooms. Mannaakitanga is about values of integrity trust sincerity and equity. Through manaakitanga the teacher and fellow students recognise and affirm the identity of each student in open and trusting relationships.
An article upon the history of modern and contemporary dance- with definitions and a map of development. Useful for NCEA dance. Please be aware that as Wikipedia is a public document accuracy of information cannot be guaranteed.
An introduction to the concept of partner dancing as opposed to dancers moving together simultaneously. A component in some folk and most social dances partner dancing requires successful techniques of leading and following.Useful as background information for teachers who may wish to then go on to explore social/ballroom dance activities. Please be aware that as Wikipedia is a public document accuracy of information cannot be guaranteed.
This New Zealand Ministry of Education website is intended to help teachers build on existing practice to create opportunities for all boys to succeed.
A comprehensive article on the history of jazz dance. Please be aware that as Wikipedia is a public document accuracy of information cannot be guaranteed.
Tātaiako: Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Māori Learners is a new resource explaining the progression of the competencies teachers need to develop so they can help Māori learners achieve educationally as Māori. Tātaiako has been developed to help all educators think about what it takes to successfully teach Māori learners. It provides a guide to the development of cultural competence for teachers themselves for their employers and for Initial Teacher Education providers and providers of on-going teacher professional development.
This site is for teacher reference. It gives instructions and clips on a variety of historical western social dances from the late middle ages through to the beginning of the twentieth century. It includes dances such as the Galliard and the Pavane. It would be useful for dance teachers music teachers and for drama teachers who want to include dance in period productions.
A TED talk by Mark Barnes discussing approaches to assessment and how to include the student voice in a ‘beautiful conversation’.
Creative New Zealand have recently published their findings after a three-year study looking at our attendance, attitudes and participation in the Arts. This three-yearly research began in 2005 and was repeated in 2008, 2011 and 2014. It delivers on-going information to the arts sector about New Zealanders’ level of involvement in, and attitudes towards, the arts.
Devised for 'guilty teachers' to manage work/life balance.
Encouraging writing through 'life journals' comic strips and drawing.
Creatives as leaders - short article by David Burkus.
An article about the relationship between the arts, clinical observation and maintaining empathy in the medical profession.