Merging psychology and dance in education

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January 27, 2020

Shauné Myah Culmer earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2016 and is now completing her final semester towards a Master’s degree in dance education, which she plans to merge in and in the future, advocate for dance education in Bahamian schools, because she feels everyone should have dance in their life. “Psychology is the study of the brain and behaviors, and I feel as an educator in general, you need that background, because a lot of the things I’m learning now has to do with dance for students with special needs or learning behaviors of students in general,” said Culmer who has returned to New York University (NYU) to complete her final semester. “My psychology background has helped me so much, and that’s one way to merge [the two degrees].” In the future she’s looking to use her two degrees in dance therapy which uses movement to help people deal with trauma and help with physical disabilities or mental disabilities.

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News date : 01/27/2020    Category : About Bahamians, Art, Culture, Nassau Guardian Stories

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