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Towards a more inclusive traditional curriculum : workshops in the performing arts as a tool for education

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Towards a more inclusive traditional curriculum : workshops in the performing arts as a tool for education

Srivastava, Jaya (2004) Towards a more inclusive traditional curriculum : workshops in the performing arts as a tool for education. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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In the traditional curriculum methods of instruction consist of textbook and lecture centered approaches to teaching and learning. This research studies the effects of workshops in the performing arts as an effective tool for a more inclusive traditional curriculum. Furthermore, it studies the possibility of using this method as a possible complement to the drug Ritalin for children suffering from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). Specifically, data from two focus groups, one composed of Indian classical dance teachers and the other of volunteers working with children suffering from ADD/ADHD is analyzed. Also, a detailed outline of a workshop in Indian classical dance is provided for an increased understanding of the positive outcomes resulting from employing this method of instruction in the classroom. The study concludes with a look at the potential of performing arts other than dance, as well as with a summary of possible topics for future research.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Education
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Srivastava, Jaya
Pagination:iv, 79 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Education
Date:2004
Thesis Supervisor(s):Barakett, Joyce
ID Code:7880
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:09
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 14:09
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