MUSICAL RESOURCES FOR INTERCULTURAL WORK IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM
Universidad de Valencia (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2010 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:This study reports the experience of the authors on the work made by themselves in Hogscholen I Vestfold from Tonsberg (Norway) under the title Musical resources for intercultural work in the elementary classroom. It explains both the methodology used to achieve the objectives and the resources used in the classroom. It's a fact that multiculturalism is a reality in the classrooms in all European countries and the response to this situation shouldn't be expected to come from the institutions or the administration but from schools themselves and professionals. Teachers may find powerful tools for this answer in music, dance, literature, games... since they are considered collective activities which let children start learning in a different and playful way. All these activities appear to be a rich heritage as they are transmitted from parents to children containing the essence of knowledge, beliefs and customs of each culture. They may have many different styles and structures according to the historical period, the geographical area or the culture they come from, expressing the deepest human feelings. At the end of the work there is a section which includes the authors' conclusions and the valuation of the students who attended the lectures.
Keywords: Musical Resources, Multiculturalism, Elementary classroom.