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Course Structure & Information 2021/22

The First Year – Main Aims

  • To improve student’s psychophysical use
  • To have an understanding of F.M. Alexander’s meaning of ‘inhibition’, ‘direction’,‘end-gaining’ and ‘means whereby’, and put them into practice
  • Develop and improve powers of observation and awareness
  • Develop hands-on skills in small groups and with one-to-one teaching
  • Understand the importance of language and rapport with pupils
  • Provide in-depth study and practice of F.M. Alexander’s ‘position of mechanical advantage’ (monkey pose)
  • Maintaining integrity of oneself while working in small group games 
  • involving movement patterns, emphasising ‘primary control’ and ‘means whereby’  
  • Study basic anatomy
  • Study F.M. Alexander’s four books
  • Cover physiology and psychology through talks and discussions

The Second Year – Main Aims

  • Continue to improve students’ psychophysical use
  • Continue to improve powers of observation and the use of language in teaching situations
  • Continue to develop ‘hand-on’ skills in groups
  • Further study of F.M. Alexander’s books, anatomy, physiology, etc.

The Third Year – Main Aims

  • Continue to improve students’ psychophysical use
  • Continue to develop ‘hand-on’ skills in groups
  • Further study of F.M. Alexander’s books, anatomy, physiology, etc.
  • Emphasise educational nature of the technique

Curriculum

  • Course Duration: 9am - 1pm, four days per week
    (Monday-Thursday), for three years (1600 hours)
  • Accreditation: ATE UK (Alexander Technique Education UK)
  • Course Fee: £1300 per term, 3 terms per year
  • Course Size: Limited to 10 students


Special Requirements

There are no educational requirements, no written work and no examinations. Instead, EACAT applies a continuous assessment approach to student development. The experiential learning approach is informal, yet strongly traditional, as it would have been in F.M. Alexander’s time.

After all, Alexander believed you could not learn in unhappy conditions. It is said that one day, when trainee teachers arrived for Alexander’s training course looking very glum, he ordered them to walk around the park until they could come back smiling!

For an EACAT application form, Contact course director, Sandra Waller, Tel. 01245 608268, email sandrawaller161@btinternet.com



School Terms &  Holidays

Autumn, term 1    -  Monday 6 Sept 2021 - Friday 22 Oct 2021

Autumn, half term  - Monday 25 Oct 2021 - Friday 29 Oct 2021

Autumn, term 2   - Monday 1 Nov 2021 - Friday 17 December 2021

Winter Holiday (Christmas) -   Monday 20 December 2021 - Monday 3 January 2022

Spring, term 3  -  Tuesday 4 January 2022  -  Friday 11 February 2022

Spring half term  -  Monday 14 February 2022  -  Friday 18 February 2022

Spring, term 4  - Monday 21 February 2022  -  Friday 1 April 2022

Spring holiday (Easter)  -  Monday 4 April 2022  -  Monday 18 April 2022

Summer, term 5  -  Tuesday 19 April 2022  -  Friday 27 May 2022

May Day Bank Holiday  -  Monday 2 May 2022  -  Monday 2 May 2022

Summer half term   -   Monday 30 May 2022  -   Friday 3 June 2022

Summer, term 6   -   Monday 6 June 2022  -  Friday 22 July 2022

Summer holiday  -   Monday 25 July 2022  -  Wednesday 31 August 2022


School Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

9.00am

Tea and Registration

Tea and Registration

Tea and Registration

Tea and Registration

9.30am

Turns/Hands on learning

Turns/Hands on learning

Turns/Hands on learning

Turns/Hands on learning

10.45

Guided Activity

Guided Activity

Guided Activity

Guided Activity

11am

AIM Yoga Studio

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

11.40am

Reading/AlexanderPresentation

Anatomy

Reading/other Authors

Peer Presentation

12.15 am

Feedback

Feedback

Feedback

Feedback

12.25

Group Work

Group Work

Group Work

Shared Activity

12.30pm

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