PERFORMANCE-BASED EDUCATIONAL MODEL
Author: Angela Maggott-Krouse
"We at Move It! subscribe to the Performance-Based Educational Model. It has been proven to motivate students to participate in interesting and meaningful tasks that shape their life skills and self-esteem." -Ms. Angela, Professor M-K
The performance-based approach to education enables students to use their knowledge and apply skills in realistic situations. In addition, performance-based education stimulates the development of other important dimensions of learning: affective, social and metacognitive aspects of learning
Regarding the AFFECTIVE (emotional) ASPECT OF LEARNING, Students develop a sense of pride in their work, fostering confidence in the learned dance skills. This encourages them to work on getting better in dance and alleviates anxiety over "making a mistake."
The SOCIAL ASPECT OF LEARNING is reflected in the peer interaction that performance-based tasks require. Students develop helpful social skills for life.
As for the METACOGNITIVE ASPECT OF LEARNING (students' thinking about their own learning), skills such as reflection and self-assessment also contribute to the learning process.
"With Performance Based Education, students acquire tools to form clear personal objectives and learn to achieve those objectives. They become comfortable in front of an audience, develop self-confidence, self-presentation skills, are likely to stay actively involved -- and have fun." James Collins & Corby Kelly, Performance Based Educators - Stanford University
At Move It! Dance Project, we consistently strive to provide your child with a comprehensive dance education. We are subscribers to the Performance-Based Educational approach and feel that the results- oriented environment this approach fosters helps to develop life-long transferable skills in our student.