BASEWORKS TEACHING METHODOLOGY

The Baseworks teaching methodology does not simply revolve around having people memorize certain movements, or developing physical prerequisites such as strength and flexibility.

It’s a holistic approach, which looks at the whole system of the teacher-student interaction, involving the circumstances surrounding both the life of the teacher and the student.

The framework presupposes that the teacher learns from the student as much as the student learns from the teacher.

PATRICK OANCIA

Baseworks founder

 

Patrick Oancia has been developing Baseworks Practice and its teaching methodology for the past 18 years.

His teaching continuously evolved based on his experience in understanding the structure of his and other people’s progress, injury and how to moderate to match personal condition.

His influences come from a continued personal commitment to athletics, different movement disciplines, self-realization, and the creative arts.

PATRICK OANCIA

Baseworks founder

 

Patrick Oancia has been developing Baseworks Practice and its teaching methodology for the past 18 years.

His teaching continuously evolved based on his experience in understanding the structure of his and other people’s progress, injury and how to moderate to match personal condition.

His influences come from a continued personal commitment to athletics, different movement disciplines, self-realization, and the creative arts.

EFFECTIVE AS A SYSTEM

THE PRACTICE

 

With a dedication to the practice, Baseworks is designed to allow anyone to better feel and understand the body, while building strength, flexibility and control over one’s movements.

HOW TO PRACTICE

 

The Baseworks teaching methodology has a framework for the structure, frequency, attitude, and modification of the practice to match each individual’s level of physical and perceptual abilities, variable conditions and personal objectives.

HOW TO TEACH

 

The main teaching framework, NODAA™️, is designed to address multiple learning styles and particular needs of the students at different levels of physical and perceptual ability. NODAA™️ is a collection of teaching tools, paired with a certain philosophy about the role of a teacher. The acronym stands for: Narration, Observation, Demonstration, Assist, Assess.

THE ROLE OF A BASEWORKS TEACHER

A Baseworks teacher will use the Baseworks system of movements as a framework to work with the student to address the following:

  • MOVEMENT GOAL
    Identify the student’s preconceptions about the movement and movement goals, most appropriate for their current state.
  • LIMITATIONS
    Help the student understand their current constraints (conditions).
  • ATTENTION
    Direct their attention to notice details about their body or the quality of the movement.
  • FEEDBACK
    Provide external feedback to guide their attention to develop optimal body awareness.