Edward C. Warburton

Edward C. Warburton
University of California, Santa Cruz | UCSC · Department of Theater Arts

EdD

About

57
Publications
32,603
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
833
Citations
Additional affiliations
July 2004 - present
University of California, Santa Cruz
Position
  • Professor of Dance / Associate Dean of the Arts
Education
September 1994 - May 2000
Harvard University
Field of study
  • Human Development & Psychology

Publications

Publications (57)
Article
Full-text available
This article describes experiments in live telematic performance linking U.S. East and West Coast dancers via Internet2. Alternating between a first-person account of one particular stage performance and a theoretical exploration of the same, the authors come to terms with the audiences' newly constituted relationship as technological ruptures alte...
Article
Full-text available
In a number of domains, humans adopt a strategy of systematically reducing and minimizing a codified system of movement. One particularly interesting case is "marking" in dance, wherein the dancer performs an attenuated version of the choreography during rehearsal. This is ostensibly to save the dancer's physical energy, but a number of considerati...
Chapter
Full-text available
Dance educators face a myriad of questions about what and how, why and who, where and when to teach dance, all of which underscore the socially constructed nature of instruction itself. What sometimes gets lost in the discussion of education in general, and dance education in particular, is that pedagogy is itself a discipline that concerns the stu...
Article
Full-text available
This essay considers metonymy in dance from the perspective of cognitive science. My goal is to unpack the roles of metaphor and metonymy in dance thought and action: how do they arise, how are they understood, how are they to be explained, and in what ways do they determine a person's doing of dance? The premise of this essay is that language matt...
Chapter
Full-text available
This essay considers the role of constraints on creativity in dance. I introduce a choreographic research project, Three Bodies, based on the Pythagorean Three-Body Problem. I ask, what are the possibilities inherent in dance when creativity is constrained by a particular problem space? An important goal of this essay is to build on Patricia Stokes...
Article
Full-text available
This article charts the influence of American accreditation policies on postsecondary arts education practices. Some commentators suggest that accreditation is a standards- and evidence-based process. I argue that trust is at the center of concerns about assessment in higher education, especially in the arts. The purpose of this article is to provi...
Article
Full-text available
Diplomacy is the art of relationships: the ability to work with individual to international-level concerns in a sensitive way. Like the diplomat, dance artists and educators know that success requires sensitivity to rapidly changing situational demands. A growing body of research suggests that the nonverbal art form of dance can be an effective med...
Article
Full-text available
Introdução " Aquele dançarino ali " , indicou a coreógrafa, " ele está perto, mas longe, bem longe de mim ". De pé, ao lado da coreógrafa, eu imaginava o que ela queria dizer com isso. O dançarino estava a alguns centímetros de nós e parecia estar concentrado e alerta, mas a coreógrafa não parecia estar satisfeita. Observei que o dançarino aprendia...
Chapter
Full-text available
Like most performing artists, professional dancers face a unique challenge inherent in live theatrical presentation: these highly prepared, aesthetically rich enactments must also be experienced as spontaneous, free of artificiality, by performer and spectator alike. How do dancers construct and integrate all the necessary information to perform hi...
Article
Full-text available
This article describes a relationship-based dance program, Moving Parents and Children Together, and summarizes a 3-year study of teacher practice and parent-child interactions. Our work focuses on "relational engagement" in dance, which entails a person's basic motivation to connect plus a psychological investment in building interpersonal skills....
Article
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
This article considers major trends in contemporary popular culture, media, and technology as they impact dance and dance education. I ask how do we keep informed, relevant, and rigorous dance instruction staying alive? One possible answer is to consider what dance offers, mentally and physically, to the “digital natives” of generation “why?” I arg...
Article
Full-text available
Conference Paper
Full-text available
In Fall 2008 Luna Kids Dance (LKD) began work on a new assessment tool, with specific focus on the Moving Parents and Children Together (MPACT) program. The concept of " engagement " was at the heart of our enterprise. Engagement can be understood as the outward manifestation of conscious and unconscious, verbal and nonverbal ways that individuals...
Article
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
In the past decade, much has been written about threats to boys’ and girls’ healthy participation in dance. This Viewpoints essay considers some of the causes and proposed remedies, which focus almost exclusively on the roles and responsibilities of dance educators and administrators. I suggest that what is missing from recent research, pedagogical...
Article
Full-text available
One of the most critical issues in education is teacher quality. In dance there is long-standing debate concerning which teaching skills tend to be weakest and thus comprise the most exigent threats to dance teacher quality. The requisite skills of teaching expertise have been broadly categorized as content knowledge (that is, expertise in the subj...
Article
Full-text available
Article
Full-text available
This essay explores factors influencing high-quality teaching in dance. The author argues that deficiencies in the skills needed to teach the content of dance (i.e., pedagogical knowledge) pose a bigger threat to effective instruction than familiarity with the subject being taught (i.e., content knowledge). The process of learning to teach not only...
Article
Experienced, early career, and prospective dance teachers and non-teacher controls (N = 167) participated in a study examining the development of beliefs about use of critical-thinking (CT) activities with different learner populations. Dance teachers' self-selection of careers was associated with support for high-CT for high-advantage learners. Pr...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Many of us began dancing as young children, and our passion grew as we became performers, choreographers, teachers, administrators, and/or authors. We have watched the field of dance education blossom alongside our own personal development and now we see another path emerging: dance education research. Research activity for dancers can be broadly i...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
This panel presentation explores dance education experiences of boys and men as a form of cultural resistance and as an important means for sharing a more common humanity through movement and expression. Recent discourses on male youth in dance indicate prevailing social stigmatization, heteronormative assumptions, narrow definitions of masculinity...
Conference Paper
Remember the "Internet's firstborn," Ron Lussier's dancing baby from 1996? Other than a vague sense of repeated gyrations, no one can recall any of the movements in particular. Why is that? While that animation was ground-breaking in many respects, to paraphrase a great writer, there was no there there. The dancing baby lacked personality because t...
Article
Full-text available
This article reports five studies in which a scale for assessing teachers’ beliefs about classroom use of critical-thinking (CT) activities was developed and its scores evaluated for reliability and validity. The Critical Thinking Belief Appraisal (CTBA) is based on a four-factor “advantage effect” model: the theoretical premise that teachers’ CT-r...
Article
Full-text available
To investigate teachers' beliefs about critical-thinking (CT) activities for different populations of learners, the Critical Thinking Belief Appraisal (CTBA) was administered to 145 practicing secondary teachers. Teachers rated both high-CT and low-CT activities as more effective for highadvantage learners than low-advantage ones, demonstrating str...
Article
Full-text available
Choreographic Outcomes: Improving Dance Composition, by Smith-AutardJacqueline and SchofieldJim, assisted by SchofieldMichael. 2005. Bedford Interactive Productions. 3 CD-ROMs (for PC) including Resource Pack with “Creative Practice Guidebook” and Smith-Autard's “Dance Composition” (5th ed, 2004). $360. - Volume 37 Issue 2 - Edward C. Warburton
Conference Paper
Full-text available
The paper discusses the process of creating a collaborative distance dance performance. The presentation includes video clips from the final work, reflections on the educational experience, and recommendations for future telematic models and endeavors.
Conference Paper
Full-text available
The 1990s represent a critical decade in arts education in the US. On one hand, k-12 arts education bloomed. In Goals 2000, the United States government reaffirmed the value of the arts in the core k-12 curriculum, supported national standards, and reconsidered the condition of the arts in public schools. On the other hand, institutions of higher e...
Article
Full-text available
What does it means to be a caring dance teacher? The essay reviews the rise of care in education and examines the concept of care as a moral orientation in personal and educational encounters so that connections to dance education are revealed, defnitions are arrived at, and important related issues are identifed. The essay describes three proposit...
Article
Full-text available
The Critical Thinking Belief Appraisal was administered to practicing dance teachers (n = 52) in the USA to investigate their beliefs (and use of) critical‐thinking activities with high‐advantage and low‐advantage learners. Results point to an ‘advantage effect’ in dance teachers’ beliefs about critical thinking: the higher the perceived learner ad...
Chapter
Full-text available
In this chapter we review old and new cognitive ability theories and suggest that the quest for valid assessment methods has been somewhat problematic. Our argument in brief is as follows. Traditional models of cognitive abilities, favoring a single overarching "general" factor of intelligence and the tests that measure it, have waned in direct inf...
Article
Full-text available
The contributions of Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI theory) to dance education are reviewed by placing MI theory in the context of historical perspectives on intelligence and examining the assumptions behind traditional models of intelligence as well as some of the more recent pluralistic approaches. The principal tenets of M...
Article
Full-text available
This paper describes new approaches to assessment in dance and dance education. The first part examines assumptions behind traditional models of evaluation in academic and performing arts contexts. I consider whether it is useful to understand human ability as unitary or if it is meaningful to evaluate people according to a single dimension of comp...
Technical Report
Full-text available
This report examines postsecondary instructional faculty and staff's access to and use of electronic mail (e-mail) and the Internet.
Article
Full-text available
This article summarizes a report on postsecondary instructional faculty and staff's access to and use of electronic mail (e-mail) and the Internet in Fall 1998.
Technical Report
Full-text available
This report examines the high school preparation and postsecondary persistence of first-generation students, those whose parents had no education beyond high school, and compares them with students whose parents went to college. The purpose of the study was to examine whether first-generation students who were otherwise equally prepared academicall...
Article
Full-text available
This article reports summary findings from a statistical analysis report on high school preparation and postsecondary persistence of first-generation students--those students whose parents had no education beyond high school--and compares them with students whose parents went to college.
Article
Full-text available
This paper investigates the effect of movement notation on learning and development in dance. Specifically, if children read dance notation, as they would read a musical score, in what ways do their thinking in and about dance change, if at all? The study involves 96 children ages 8-9 who participated in an 8-week dance programme based on Labanotat...
Article
Full-text available
Giving due credit to Montessori's holistic education, this article explores Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences, demonstrating a mind-body connection, the need to establish a true understanding of all children's potential, and showing how multiple intelligences operate in an integrated manner in the real world. The idea of multiple li...
Article
Full-text available
A study analyzed the perspectives, as expressed in gestures, of six sixth-grade students in science classes as they either explained in-the-moment or described book-learned or previously thought-out ideas. Student behaviors were analyzed for evidence of three perspectives: (1) outside observer, shown by the observer standing apart from his gesture...

Network

Cited By

Projects