Content and Methodology A

Subject DNCE60009 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 5.5 hours per week
Total Time Commitment:

9.5 hours per week including lectures, tutorials, reading and self-directed practice.



Recommended Background Knowledge:

Non Allowed Subjects:

Core Participation Requirements:


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject consists of three related areas. Teaching Contemporary Technique explores the potential structures of technique classes and works progressively through the functions and construction of class material and exercises. Contemporary Dance for Children covers the content and teaching strategies for creative and skills training for under 11 years of age. Teaching Observation is based on the recognition and understanding of teaching strategies, content and classroom management techniques.

Learning Outcomes:


Progress made completing class tasks plus creating and demonstrating technical exercises (40%); written assignments totalling 2,500 words (40%); teaching observation diary 1,500 words (20%).

Prescribed Texts:

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should have acquired the following skills:

  • the ability to communicate orally, kinaesthetically and in writing;

  • the ability to interpret and analyse;

  • the capacity to evaluate and synthesise data and other information;

  • the ability to identify aesthetic domains;

  • the ability to apply theory to practice;

  • capacities of imagination, transformation and interpretation;

  • the capacity to direct and engage others constructively and experientially;

  • the capacity to impart information and knowledge;

  • the capacity to structure and creatively design material.


Not offered in 2009

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