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Critical Thinking Resources

Articles on Critical Thinking in Dance

  1. Harris, T. (2013). ARTISTIC Critique: A Practical Approach to Viewing Dance. Journal of Dance Education. 13(3), 103-107.

    The article discusses the concept of ARTISTIC critique which is a practical method to critical thinking and writing in arts education and addresses policies that dictate educational reform.

  2. Moffett, A. (2012). Higher Order Thinking in the Dance Studio. Journal of Dance Education. 12(1). 1-6.

    The author identifies higher order thinking as an essential component of dance training for students of all ages and abilities. This article reveals the author's uncovering understanding of higher order thinking.

  3. Parrish, M. (2009). David dorfman's "here": A community-building approach in dance education. Journal of Dance Education, 9(3), 74-80. DOI: 10.1080/15290824.2009.10387389

    This essay illuminates Dorfman's pedagogical practice and teaching methods employed in relation to pre-service teachers' thoughts on teaching. Learning modalities discussed are motivation, professionalism, authentic expression, and personal connections

  4. Råman, T. (2009). Collaborative learning in the dance technique class. Research in Dance Education. 10(1), p75-87.

    This research was designed to enhance dance technique learning by promoting critical thinking amongst students studying on a degree programme at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. Students were taught Cunningham-based dance technique using pair work together with the traditional demonstration/copying method.

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