Sunday 29th July 2018
July has been a weirdly busy month for me. I haven’t been as active as I could have been in terms of dance classes and training. Yet as you read further, you will see that I have been proactive in other ways. I rummaged the internet and travelled around London to discover new practices and meet people who might inspire my future projects. This post introduces the first of these encounters.
An organisation called Maths Dance
Believe it or not, dance can be an intellectual discipline, or at least support the learning of academic subjects. There is some evidence of this in the texts linked below. With this in mind, you will be pleased to learn that, after a successful job interview, I have been offered to join the Maths Dance teaching team in September. So how are we going to teach maths through dance? Watch this space throughout the school year 2018-2019, and you will find out 🙂
For now, I can’t help but add a suggested reading list. The teacher in me is never on holiday, I’m afraid. Or rather, when she is off, the tireless student in me does her job 😉
- Teaching with the Brain in Mind (2nd ed.), Chapter 4: Movement and Learning by E. Jensen: http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/104013/chapters/Movement-and-Learning.aspx
- Using actions to enhance memory: effects of enactment, gestures, and exercise on human memory (2012 publication) by C. R. Madan and A. Singhal – University of Alberta, Canada: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3536268/
Any thoughts on these readings? Any other articles on the topic? Please leave a comment below and let me know.