Re[3]: spatial orientation

Jennifer_Sawin

Message 6323 · 22 Jan 1997 00:32:25 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Martin wrote: >>Personally, I get very impatient with wordy instruction
when visual demonstration is often the most efficient way of getting a
message across.<<

The RSCDS Manual agrees with this, Martin, as all of this year's candidates
(self included) are probably about to tell you!

>> Dancers can probably form their own mental maps once they have seen a
sequence of figures being performed<<

I'm less inclined to agree with this point, though - there are many who
are, I believe, called "kinesthetic" learners (someone discussed this a
while back?), and absorb data through muscle-feeling rather than visuals
such that they are less likely to form a map until they WALK it - watching
won't get them there.

>>Since I often teach in French, a language that does not possess words for
"up" or "down", a certain amount of demonstration is absolutely
indispensible.<<

Now, this is cool. Really? How do you express these concepts in French,
then? (If you're pulling my leg here, I'm going to be seriously
embarrassed)

Jennifer Sawin

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