A 'creative experience' at student-led dance conference
The free event, entitled 'The creative experience', will be held at Headingley Campus on Monday 9 December from 8.20am - 4.30pm.
Organiser Dr John Connell, a Senior Lecturer in Dance at Leeds Met, said the conference would be of particular benefit to teachers, artists, advisers and all those with an interest in teaching and raising the profile of dance in schools and the community, specifically within the primary education sector.
Second year Physical Education students Bethan Gray and Andrew Jackson are two of 30 undergraduates involved in running practical sessions on the day. Bethan commented: "We'll be working as part of a group of students delivering activities devised and trialled with primary-aged pupils.
"Attendees will learn about how dance can be included within the primary curriculum, with a focus on cross-curricular links. Teaching sessions will be led by Dance Education, Analysis and Choreography students, who will deliver presentations drawing on the experiences students have had within schools. There will also be sessions showcasing practical ideas for people to either observe or participate in."
Andrew added: "The conference will be a great opportunity for those attending to draw on the experience of students who have been teaching in primary schools across West Yorkshire.
"Part of our assessed degree work has been to look at ways in which dance can best be taught within schools. We also had to create a handbook and scheme of work documenting our findings and ideas which we will present at the conference."
All places for the conference have been filled. If you would like further information about future professional development day conferences please email Dr John Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org.