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Research, Design, and Implementation of an Internship Course in Dance: Turning Student Knowledge into Professional Know-How
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Journal of Dance Education Volume 15, Number 2, ISSN 1529-0824

Abstract

A successful internship experience can provide invaluable learning experiences connecting students' classroom knowledge to professional "know-how" in the field. Over the past three decades, post-secondary internship programs have flourished, generating considerable research literature from a variety of disciplinary perspectives; however, little is known about internships in dance. The purpose of this article was to describe the research, design, and implementation of an internship program as part of a required web-based course within an undergraduate BS program in dance professions. This curriculum research study presents the 1) development process and methodology; 2) literature review; 3) key internship elements; and 4) prototype internship manual. The author concludes with a discussion of challenges incorporating preliminary recommendations for the field.

Citation

Risner, D. (2015). Research, Design, and Implementation of an Internship Course in Dance: Turning Student Knowledge into Professional Know-How. Journal of Dance Education, 15(2), 60-71. Retrieved December 2, 2021 from .

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