Embodied Conflict Resolution: Resurrecting Roleplay-Based Curricula Through Dance

in Christopher Honeyman, James Coben & Andrew Wei-Min Lee, eds., Educating Negotiators for a Connected World (Saint Paul: DRI Press, 2013) 539-567

30 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2014

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Nadja Marie Alexander

Singapore Management University - School of Law; Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance

Michelle LeBaron

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

Moving on from the authors’ seminal 2009 critique of the overuse of role-plays in negotiation teaching, "Death of the Role-Play" (chapter 13 in Rethinking Negotiation Teaching), Alexander and LeBaron have taken the rapidly increasing enthusiasm for experiential learning in a new direction: multiple intelligences. Their particular interest is in a use of experiential learning that focuses on kinesthetic intelligence, employing actual physical movement, particularly dance, to unlock creativity in other mental domains, as well as to encourage authentic participation by people whose skills are not primarily verbal or mathematical. Those who may be inclined to be skeptical should note that this work is receiving increased attention among people whose dominant skills are rational/analytical: this chapter serves as a brief introduction to a project whose longer work is to be published soon by the American Bar Association.

Keywords: Conflict resolution, Dance, Curricula, Negotiation, Arts

Suggested Citation

Alexander, Nadja Marie and LeBaron, Michelle, Embodied Conflict Resolution: Resurrecting Roleplay-Based Curricula Through Dance (2013). in Christopher Honeyman, James Coben & Andrew Wei-Min Lee, eds., Educating Negotiators for a Connected World (Saint Paul: DRI Press, 2013) 539-567. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2310214

Nadja Marie Alexander

Singapore Management University - School of Law ( email )

55 Armenian Street
Singapore, 179943
Singapore

Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance ( email )

55 Armenian Street
Singapore
Singapore

Michelle LeBaron (Contact Author)

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law ( email )

1822 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1
Canada

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