Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Student body centered learning: A revolutionary act
by Coleman, Sheila, M.F.A., Mills College, 2010, 56; 1474969
Abstract (Summary)

"Student body centered learning: a revolutionary act," draws from the work of educational philosophers and scholars in the fields of student-centered education, brain-compatible learning, and arts education. The reality of an excellent education envisioned for all students has not come to fruition, but it can through a mindful focus by educators of how the bodily tool of knowing can be successfully activated and nurtured to learn best. The thesis presents brain-based research and its application to educational practice both broadly and specifically through a dance program. Student-centered education is designed for students to be actively involved in the process of learning and help students connect themselves to others (past, present, and future) and the world that they live in. Student body centered education reaps fruitful rewards that are more than academic but humanistic.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Murphy, Ann, Ketelle, Diane
Commitee: Ketelle, Diane
School: Mills College
Department: Dance
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Dance, Performing Arts
Keywords: Brain-compatible learning, Dunham, Katherine, Multicultural education, Social justice, Somatic, Student-centered education
Publication Number: 1474969
ISBN: 978-1-109-71502-6
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