"I learned so much about social and political issues within the education system and how to apply these ideas to my pedagogy. I loved all of the readings and films that were assigned, they were very inspiring and informative. I also appreciated the professor's feedback; he was very insightful and helpful with improving my writing and articulation."
"This course gave me a new perspective on dance pedagogy, and granted me proper tools to reshape my teaching to be more collaborative and caring."
"We tackled some of the major issues in education. It reinforced many of the lessons I just finished in my teacher training program. I liked looking at the same issues through a dance lens."
"This course benefited me in numerous ways of understanding myself further as a person as well as how I hope to apply those principles to my teaching. I liked the depth of the topics covered in this course and openness in response questions."
"I felt engaged and excited about the materials. The variety of learning materials (articles, books, documentaries) and the extensive subject matter made learning particularly attainable."
"I liked the material presented in the course. I enjoyed that the professor gave relevant material instead of teaching from a textbook that is sometimes relevant and sometimes not. This course made me critique myself as a teacher and gave me examples of how I can grow in my teaching."
"Validated directions and beliefs already undertaken and held. Gave language to what I thought but had been unable to articulate. Provided recent research to support directions in course. Gave me new insights and topics to explore."
"It's a little too soon to evaluate the effects of this study on my teaching, but I think it is bound to be a strong positive factor going forward. I liked the unrelenting prompting to get beneath our own pre-conceptions and concealed bias."