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Circus education in Québec : balancing academic and kinaesthetic learning objectives through an artistic lens

Auteurs : Funk, Alisan (Auteur)

Lieu de publication : Montréal

Éditeur : Concordia University

Date de publication : 2017

Langue : Anglais

Description : 148 p. ; 28 cm.

Notes : Bibliogr. : p. 110-119.

Sujets :
Arts du cirque - Étude et enseignement
Arts du cirque - Québec (Province)
École nationale de cirque (Montréal, Québec)
École de cirque de Québec
Arts du cirque - Canada - Programmes d'études
Organismes de cirque - Études de cas

Dépouillement du document :
1. Introduction
Roadmap
Why Study Circus Education?
Intersecting Fields Of Study
Personal Experience And Perspective
Expectations

2. Literature Review
An Overview of Circus Education
Five discipline categories of circus activity
A short history of circus through the lens of circus education
Issues in contemporary circus education
The Trouble with Validation by Academic Standards
The Merits of Institutionalized Circus Education
Quebec Context
Circus education in the US and France.
Post-secondary education in Quebec: DEC and DEE
Intersections with Other Fields
Sport psychology
Curriculum studies

3. Research Methodology
Purpose of Study
Research Question
Research Design
Participant selection
Participant access
Questionnaire packages
Focus group discussions
Data Collection and Organization
Procedure
Reflective practice
Transcription
Data Analysis
Analysis of questionnaire packages
Analysis of focus group text
Ethical Considerations
Management of field texts
Verification and trustworthiness
Benefits to participants
Limitations

4. Results
Participant Demographics
Student demographic distribution
Instructor demographic distribution
Teacher demographic distribution
Administrator demographic distribution
VARK Learning Preferences
Learning preference by percentage
Strong and multimodal learning preferences
Past And Present Relationship To Learning Objectives
Student relationship to past and present learning objectives
Instructor, teacher and administrator relationships to past and present learning objectives
Importance of Courses
Student perceptions of course importance
Instructor perceptions of course importance
Teacher perceptions of course importance
Open Ended Question Responses

5. Focus Group Discussions
The Objective of the DEC and DEE Circus Programs
Participant group understanding of DEC/DEE objectives
Differences between the DEC and DEE programs
DEC or DEE as foundation program?
How Curricular Elements are Valued
Explicit values
Implicit values
Role of Academic Coursework
Critique of DEC requirements
The role of teachers

6. Conclusions
Institutional Circus Education Supports Artistic Development
Limitations
Recommendations for Future Research
A Final Word

Résumé :
With this research, I investigate the coexistence of academic and kinaesthetic curricular goals in post-secondary circus education in Quebec, Canada, specifically exploring how students, circus instructors, academic teachers and administrators value curricular elements within the context of their perceptions of their institution’s program objectives. The interdisciplinarity of circus studies invites analysis through methodologies and theories borrowed from other disciplines. From Sport Psychology I draw on models for assessing the kinaesthetic technical knowledge related to preparing an athletic body for elite performance (Bloom & Sosniak, 1985). The field of Curriculum Studies offers a lens through which to understand both the curricular models of each school and to assess the academic motivation of the students. The theoretical frameworks of hidden, null, implicit and explicit curricula provide a strong platform for investigating how circus schools communicate institutional values of subjects, student behaviour and career preparation (Apple & King, 1983; Eisner, 2002). In both post-secondary Quebec professionalizing circus programs, discussion groups of students, circus instructors, academic teachers and administrators were asked to define their institution’s program objectives and reflect upon the curricular content in light of those objectives. After reflection and analysis, it is apparent that the Quebec post-secondary circus education community has a common understanding of the learning objectives surrounding physical, artistic and vocational content, but disparate understandings of how academic content relates to the program objectives. [author summary]

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 791.307 117 14 F9821c 2017

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