University of Valencia (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Pages: 3959-3963
ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
The inclusion of the basic competences in the Ley Orgánica de Educación (LOE 2006), as one of the basic elements of the curriculum and reference for the evaluation, opened a discussion into the educative community that still today is a mater of study and research. These competences answer to the combination of skills, knowledge, aptitudes, attitudes and to the disposition of learning and to the knowledge of how to learn. In addition, we might say that the term “basic”, which belongs to the term itself, refers to the consideration of indispensable learning we should accurately orientate the educational and learning process towards.

Besides this legislative change, and regarding that the competential approach opens the way through the interdisciplinary aspect and integrates both formal and non-formal learning, there is not any methodology that allows educators to work the artistic education from this viewpoint. As a paradox, one of the fields where dissociation is more evident is in the artistic one that is to say, in literature, music, visual arts and corporal expression. This artificial disconnection started some centuries ago in order to be included in the academia. This has supposed, on the one hand, the study of the different arts in isolated academic spaces without any relation between them, and, on the other hand, depriving the students of seeing art as a whole. As a consequence, showing the different disciplines as a unique way of human creativity has been forgotten.

Thus, we consider that working by competences can surely help to unify criteria from an open and interdisciplinary methodology. From our view, the best genre that can enlighten this methodology is the opera as a fact of total art, which includes the different disciplines mentioned before. Then, we present a project to work the opera in an interdisciplinary way and also the methodological frame that we consider non-existing in this field.
Interdisciplinarity, arts education, opera.