Sunday, 7 May 2017

Sunday Skype discussions...

Some interesting thoughts and questions raised today during both Skype discussions.

The first Skype had a range of voices from across the modules and we talked about teaching and learning - traditions of hierarchy and moves into more transactional learning experiences. Motivating students to learn and take ownership of their learning became quite a key point for many and a challenge recognised in today's societies. The role of the researcher and the ethical implications of this within our professional practice/research. Adesola has posted a blog looking at Vulnerability, our vulnerability within our research.http://adesolamapp.blogspot.co.uk

We talked about value of prior learning and how to articulate this, transitioning from dancing to writing in order to find its expression for the AOLs.

A reminder here that the Dancing and Writing Professional Practice Summer Intensive we run annually is designed to look at just that; we move, we talk, we write, in order to explore our practice and engage in dialogue and written articulations of our embodied experiences. The summer intensive is open to booking now, reduced fee for MAPP students and very reasonably priced accommodation available on campus in London NW4.

Summer Intensive August 14th to 19th 2017


http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/cpd/dance-and-writing-professional-practice-summer-intensive/










What I noted from the first conversation was the need for Dialogue, considered and varying ways of Communication, understanding Expectations and a need to challenge some of our Assumptions.

Those from this conversation are going to blog their reflections and extend thinking on some of the themes raised, do visit and comment on each blogs...


http://raymond-chai.blogspot.co.uk
http://brandonleesears.blogspot.co.uk
https://dixieogivar.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/blog-post_17.html
http://chelleymapp.blogspot.co.uk
http://maitemappdtp.blogspot.co.uk
https://parimalamapp.blogspot.co.uk
http://jorootsmapp.blogspot.co.uk
http://barbarabesque.blogspot.co.uk/


The second Skype discussion today was focused around learning, self-learning, competing with yourself, with peers, the learning and progression that can be derived from this, where feedback lies, how feedback might feed-forward.  We talked about looking to areas outside of dance to better understand and talk about dance. What is 'just dance'?

Becky and Davis will blogs further their thoughts around these themes.

http://rebeccajones87.blogspot.co.uk
https://kensdancer.blogspot.co.uk




read, write, comment, talk...
we look forward to receiving your submissions of work now on May 12th.

All work should be submitted via UniHub
http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk

with a copy also emailed to Adesola and myself for back-up.

1 comment:

  1. I find the overview of the morning's discussion interesting as it pertains to dialogue, communication, and expectations. I wish I had been able to be part of that discussion. The later discussion was so wonderful as it was intimate but I think we actually covered some of those same topics within our chat. Very interesting.

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