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Online CPD Activities

The RAD is developing a portfolio of online CPD activities to provide opportunities for distance learning and professional development which can be completed at work, at home, or on the go.

 This course aims to deepen your understanding of the essential elements of music. Knowing about, understanding, and being able to hear different aspects of a musical composition will facilitate a deeper understanding of how and why we work with particular types of music in dance classes and performances.

This online activity is worth 16 hours of Time-Valued CPD.  

Learning outcomes

On completion of the workshop you will have:

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of rhythm and timing in movement and music
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of selected musical styles and practices
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of issues in musical development and education

Content outline/draft schedule

The content is divided into four topic areas:

  • Musical Elements: The Essentials
  • Introduction to Rhythm and Metre
  • Working with Music and Musicians
  • Finding and Evaluating Music resources

Participants will require basic knowledge and understanding of ICT and will need access to a personal computer or tablet with an active internet connection in order to access and participate in the course.

FEES

  • Members Fee: £190
  • Non-Members Fee: £250

Dates and booking

Course available from 1-28 November 2017.

Participants in this online course (worth 10 hours of Time-Valued CPD) will undertake a series of online activities in order to gain highly developed practical and theoretical knowledge of musical forms and terminology in relation to dance and dance teaching.

Aims

To introduce participants to musical forms and applicable terminology, outlined in terms of a set of principles that may be used in relation to dance teaching.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course participants will have:

  • acquired a highly developed understanding of musical terms and forms 
  • acquired an ability to plan for the inclusion of musical understanding in their own teaching context

Please note you will require the following resources:

  1. Computer with internet connection 
  2. Speakers 
  3. Adobe flash player
This course is worth 10 hours of Time-Valued CPD.

Fees

Members: £125*
Non-members: £190

* Please note the Member fee of £125 is a special introductory price.

Dates and booking

Course available from 1-28 November 2017.

The Song of the Body, Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing is the book edited by Dr Anne Hogan. We are offering an online course delivered via Moodle, comprising written materials, multimedia resources and discussion forum.  

The Song of the Body, takes a wide-ranging look at how dance can contribute to our lives beyond its more widely perceived position as an art form or a means of achieving physical fitness:
  • Can dance challenge perceptions of ageing, help to instil a greater sense of community or heighten our awareness of spiritual feelings?
  • Is enough being done to look after dancers as they build their careers as performers, and what are their options when that finishes?

The voices here are from all ages, expert and amateur, influential on the world stage and just well-known at their neighbourhood leisure centre. Luminaries such as Gillian Lynne, Robert Cohan and Lauren Cuthbertson are heard alongside local heroes, academics, and aspiring youngsters. In a collection of articles, interviews and panel discussions, we see the profound effects of dance on people from diverse backgrounds and at all stages of the life cycle. What contributors share is a belief in the sheer joy of dance, and its power to enhance lifelong wellbeing. 

This online activity is worth 8 hours of Time-Valued CPD

Aims

This course supports and extends your understanding of the issues and concepts outlined in The Song of the Body, Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will have basic knowledge and understanding of the concept of wellbeing and how dance activities may enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. 

Content

The content is divided into two topic areas that focus on each section of the book: 

  1. Part One: Dancing Through Life and Living Through Dance
  2. Part Two: Projects, Profiles, Perspectives

Resources/Preparation

Participants will require basic knowledge and understanding of ICT and will need access to a personal computer or tablet with an active internet connection in order to access and participate in the course. Participants need to be familiar with the content of the book, a copy of which is included in the course fee.  

FEES

  • Members: £95
  • Non-Members: £125

Dates and booking

Course available from 1-28 November 2017.

In this course, participants will undertake a series of online activities in order to gain skills and knowledge in building positive relationships with students and their parents. This course is worth 4 hours of Time-Valued CPD.

Aims

To introduce participants to the benefits of creating and maintaining positive relationships with students and their parents, working to build rapport and, when needed, exercise effective conflict resolution techniques.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course participants will have:

  • acquired understanding of the benefits of fostering positive professional relationships with students and their parents
  • acquired an understanding of basic conflict resolution techniques
  • acquired a set of practical skills for dealing with difficult interpersonal situations when communicating in writing and in face-to-face discussions

Please note you will require the following resources:

  1. Computer with internet connection 
  2. Speakers 
  3. Adobe flash player

Dates and booking

Course available from 1-28 November 2017.

This online lecture gives an overview of provision for gifted, talented and able students and highlights some of the challenges in catering for these learners. The materials focus on a public sector, school-based case study and encourage participants to consider how these principles may be applied within their own teaching context.

This online activity is worth 4 hours of Time-Valued CPD.

Aims

  • To outline the principles of provision of dance training for gifted and talented students 
  • To consider how learning, teaching and assessment strategies affect student attainment 
  • To consider how family or cultural background and out of-school circumstances can have an effect on achievement and attainment 
  • To explore practical learning and teaching strategies that enable and extend achievement for gifted, talented and able students

Learning Outcomes

Following the lecture participants will:

  • understand the principles of provision of dance training for gifted and talented students 
  • understand the benefit and need for planning for progression and attainment when working with gifted, talented and able students
  • understand specific learning and teaching strategies for working with gifted, talented and able students, and
  • be able to apply the knowledge and understanding gained to their own teaching practice or context.

Content outline

Unit 1: Reading and Writing: Ofsted Report of 2013
Reading and Reflecting: The Sutton Report of 2012
Unit 2: An interactive video with a series of questions that require the participants to critically reflect on their provision for the more able dance students within their current teaching context.
Unit 3: An exemplar video that demonstrates the learning acquired through Units 1 and 2 in practice. 
Unit 4: A collation of teaching and learning strategies pertinent for use with the more able dance students. 

FEES

  • Members: £34
  • Non-Members: £38

DATES AND BOOKING

Course available from 1-28 November 2017.

The Child Protection in Sport and Active Leisure is designed for those who work with children and young people in a sport or leisure setting. Its purpose is to raise your awareness of abuse and neglect and to help you to recognise the early warning signs of possible abuse. It also provides guidance on what can be done to prevent children and young people suffering from abuse.

It is endorsed by Kidscape, 4Children and Family Lives. 

This online activity is worth 5 hours of Time-Valued CPD and can be completed in your own time. 

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This Health & Safety programme will give you, in any field of work, a comprehensive, basic knowledge of health and safety in the workplace. The six concise learning modules cover common health and safety hazards, safety management systems and policies, what to do in case of an accident, and protecting your environment. The programme also includes a proficiency test to reinforce your knowledge.

This online activity is worth 7 hours of Time-Valued CPD and can be completed in your own time. 

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This includes looking at the Equality Act 2010 and the ‘protected characteristics’ that form the basis of the law, as well some of the barriers that can prevent equality being realised, such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, victimisation and harassment.

This programme can help introduce new recruits to the subject or act as a refresher for current employees.

This online activity is worth 1 hour of Time-Valued CPD and can be completed in your own time. 

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Online, on demand CPD courses that are made for dance teachers. Dance Knowledge delivers accessible CPD courses translating the latest research for direct application into studio practice. The courses are built by dance scholars Dr Luke Hopper (biomechanics) and Dr Shona Erskine (psychology) who provide insight into the latest evidence-based practices for dance educators. Courses are available on demand and CPD completion certificates are delivered immediately to your inbox. 

Try a FREE two-hour introductory course .

Contact Luke Hopper at  with any questions queries or comments.

www.danceknowledge.com

Booking for this activity is not currently available. Future dates will be added shortly.


This online lecture is aimed at dance teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of working with adult learners.

Participants will consider a personal perspective on taking ballet classes as an adult learner.

This activity is worth 2 hours of Time-Valued CPD.

Aims

To introduce participants to the fundamental needs and motivations of the adult learner as a way of enhancing their understanding of how to teach adults in a ballet context.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lecture participants will have:

  • acquired an understanding of how adult learners may perceive aspects of their own learning and the motivations that adults may have for participating in ballet classes
  • acquired an ability to apply understanding of the needs and motivations of adult learners to their own teaching practice