Welcome!

Welcome to the companion website for Beyond Words (Second Edition).

The materials hosted on this website are drawn from the two resources that accompanied the previous edition of the book, the Instructor's Guidebook and the DVD supplement to Beyond Words.

The guidebook is designed to facilitate the use of Beyond Words materials. By drawing on their own teaching experiences, the authors offer suggestions for attaining teaching-learning goals, and for overcoming difficulties in using the movement observation and analysis program. Many of the creative adaptations described come from individuals at different institutions who tested Beyond Words while it was being developed. It is not intended, therefore, as a prescriptive document, but rather as a guide which provides many alternative ways of utilizing Beyond Words, and which leaves the rest to the instructor. The guidebook now appears on the site, broken down into chapters and as printable PDF files.

The video materials build on four key areas of the book:

  • Enhancing Movement Awareness
  • Deciphering Human Movements
  • Movements in Context
  • Basic Parameters of Movement

These materials are intended to supplement Chapters 3, 5, 8, and 9 of the book, presenting illustrative exercises and interactive examples, and can be use for private study or in the classroom. All the videos can be streamed online on the companion website.