Postgraduate Course: Body Talk: Embodiment, Physical Dialogue and Authentic Movement (CNST11053)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will integrate theoretical learning with experiential work through movement improvisation and Authentic Movement techniques, deepening the academic learning through reading and discussion with personal experience of emotional expression through movement. Personal experience will thus inform the learning of a technical skill base in movement analysis and understanding of self. Building skills from their own movement experience will also develop the students? sensitivity to and empathy for others. Authentic Movement has, at its core, a Mover and a Witness; arguably two essential elements in any therapeutic interaction. Laban Movement Analysis has, at its core, a non-judgemental framework that analyses movement in movement terms; specifically, movement experience and symbols are used to capture the movement quality observed.
This course involves students in working with theories and practices of Laban Movement Analysis and connect these with both counselling and psychotherapy and with their own experience.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Display a critical undersgetanding of the Laban Movement Analysis framework and the ability to integrate this framework to their professional practice, including engament with relevant research.
- Articulate and reflect on their emotional experience from a physical, bodily felt experience, with increased awareness of preferred movement styles.
- Display an increased sensitivity to and awareness of the non-verbal communication of others.
- Use visual material (eg film recordings) to explicate relevant questions and concepts, demonstrating sensitivity to the ethical practices and implications of using such material.
- Analyse body movement as an indication of inner processes and mental health and well-being.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Identify, conceptualise and define new and abstract problems and issues.
Critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in a subject/discipline/sector.
Communicate with peers and specialists.
Take responsibility for own work.
Exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in professional and equivalent activities.
|Course organiser||Dr Jonathan Wyatt
Tel: (0131 6)51 3974
|Course secretary||Miss Alexandra Dickson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3890