Building Kinesthetic Intelligence: Dance in Conflict-Resolution Education

Nadja Marie Alexander, Michelle LeBaron

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In this chapter, we elaborate on alternatives to standardized approaches to conflict resolution and negotiation training that are more dynamic and embodied and therefore more likely to yield proficiency in practice. Borrowing from fine arts, neuroscience, and intercultural communication, we explain why dance and movement are the frontiers and future essential components of conflict-resolution education. From our own and others’ experiences in the field, we examine why practitioners and parties can benefit from the effects of mirror neurons, somatic empathy, a
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Choreography of Resolution
Subtitle of host publicationConflict, Movement, and Neuroscience
EditorsMichelle LeBaron, Carrie MacLeod, Andrew Floyer Acland
PublisherABA Book Publishing
ISBN (Print)9781627221375
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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