Alexander Technique (Myrthe van Westerop)

Module code
M-JP-MAHAL
Curricular domain
Profile, extension and depth: Community
Credits
1
Group size
individual and group
Number of course weeks
8
Class duration
40 minutes (6 weeks, individual) and 75 minutes (2 weeks, group class)
Total contact hours
5.5
Study load
22.5 hours

Form / content / level

Prerequisites
Admitted to Bachelor program.
Competencies
C4 (click here for an explanation).
Aims
Developing:
Freedom and efficiƫncy in movement;
Insight in balance- and coordination mechanisms;
Release of tension;
Open and alert attitude.
Relation to other modules
This module is related to all main subject modules, Dispokinesis and Mensendieck.
Content
Students learn practical skills to improve movement and breathe more freely.
Awareness of habits which interfere with the natural coordination and balance.
Students become more aware of body and mind working together as a unity.
By getting more aware of your own functioning you improve your skills as a teacher.
Mode(s) of instruction
Classical instructions and individual exercises.
Material
Bodylearning by Michael Gelb, Indirect Procedures;
A Musician's Guide to the Alexandertechnique by Pedro the Alcantara;
The lost Sixth Sense, a medical scientist looks at the Alexandertechnique bij David Garlick; Denken en Bewegen bij Elizabeth Langford;
The use of the Self, by F.M Alexander.
Student activity
Practice of the "active resting position", self-observation.

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of the module.
Criteria
Minimum class attendance of 80% is compulsory and an explicit pass criterion.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is graded "satisfactory".
Examination procedure
Evaluation.
Resit options
See the Education and Examination Regulations.

Module summary

Practical skills , that help reaching freedom and efficiƫncy in movement.