Motivational climates workshop will introduce students to different approaches to dance and movement pedagogy. It will go through research conducted by the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) in the UK on dancers and combine their findings with general research on motivation in physical activity. Theories such as the Self-Determination Theory and Self-Concordance model will be explored and related to the concepts of effort and deliberate practice. The workshop will conclude with practical advice for teachers and goal setting activities for the implementation of the class material in the studio.
This workshop can be done in-person or online. It lasts 2 hours but can be longer by request to get a more in-depth overview of the topic.