Princeton University Library Catalog

Heart of teaching : empowering students in the performing arts / Stephen Wangh.

Author:
Wangh, Stephen [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013]
Description:
xiv, 161 pages ; 23 cm
Summary note:
"The Heart of Teaching is a book about teaching and learning in the performing arts. Its focus is on the inner dynamics of teaching: the processes by which teachers can promote--or undermine--creativity itself. It covers the many issues that teachers, directors and choreographers experience, from the frustrations of dealing with silent students and helping young artists 'unlearn' their inhibitions, to problems of resistance, judgment and race in the classroom. Wangh raises questions about what can--and what cannot--be taught, and opens a discussion about the social, psychological and spiritual values that underlie the skills and techniques that teachers impart. Subjects addressed include: Question asking - which kinds of questions encourage creativity and which can subvert the learning process; Feedback - how it can foster both dependence and independence in students; Grading - its meaning and meaninglessness; Power relationships, transference and counter-transference; The pivotal role of listening."--Publisher description.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-161).
Contents:
Introduction: what teachers don't talk about -- How does learning happen? -- The via negativa -- Questions and questioning -- Listening -- Feedback -- Resistance -- Transference -- Cultures of oppression and resistance -- Eros et charitas -- The broken heart -- No mistakes -- Power and control -- Silence -- What are we really teaching? -- An afterword about grading.
Subject(s):
Performing artsStudy and teaching [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9780415644914 (hb ; alk. paper)
  • 0415644917 (hb ; alk. paper)
  • 9780415644921 (pb ; alk. paper)
  • 0415644925 (pb ; alk. paper)
  • 9780203075883 (ebook)
  • 0203075889 (ebook)
LCCN:
2012028659
OCLC:
798062110
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