Tutor profile: Lyn W.
Subject: Professional Development
Professional Development in Dance: As dance educators it is important to understand the population we serve. Name some factors necessary in the field of dance education.
A dance education serving dance students should consider that dance students come from different training backgrounds, such as, dance schools, local studios, dance and drill teams and athletic training (gymnastics, diving, etc.). It is important to analyze and observe; recognize qualities in order to develop those qualities; to demonstrate expectations; and to prepare them and help them realize their goals.
Subject: Gender Studies
We have examined multiple strands of womanist and feminist theory that were created by women across race and ethnicity. Map the theories that we have discussed while focusing on a particular topic of your choice.
My topic considers the complexities of creating political alliances among women. I will draw from the arguments of Chandra Mohanty, Monica Coleman and Andrea Smith because coalitions are necessary for political change. Mohanty points out how Others are depicted as non-Western and the limitations of First and Third World definitions in Western feminist discourse. Dr. Coleman connects faith and social justice. She posits a new way of looking at faith to create a framework for navigating change. Smith argues the importance of rethinking and analyzing the complex ways religious and spiritual practices share boundaries with Indigenous peoples' movements as well as the Christian Right.
Planning the future in an academic setting requires an administrator that has the ability to create a workable ‘matrix.’ This matrix needs to reflect the concerns of faculty, department, college and university. What is important for futures planning in dance in the 21st Century?
Ultimately futures planning is responsible for establishing priorities for the future. Rational planning measures enable faculty and administrators to establish a viable set of priorities with greater confidence and thus with greater commitment for action. Examples are budget and curriculum, analytical work on the future which contain ideas, information, data, techniques, disciplinary content building blocks.
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