TUTORING: LEARNING THROUGH THE FESTIVAL OF MOORS AND CHRISTIANS. AN EXPERIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM
University of Valencia (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 17-19 November, 2014
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The paper presented develops a proposal for the Festival of Moors and Christians of Alcoy as a cultural heritage in the elementary classroom, through Art Education. This Festival is established as one of the most important artistic and cultural traditions of the Spanish Levant developing musical art as the Festera Music (música Festera). It is intended that Primary students know the idiosyncrasies, traditions and the historical context surrounding the Festival. Through this teaching proposal, workshops will be developed for students to understand the social reality using the Festival as a nexus of cultural diversity and appreciate this important cultural and artistic heritage of the Valencian Community. Thus, through music, visual arts and history we initiate students into something as distinctive as this Festival.
It is essential and necessary to be convinced of the importance of treating the folklore in the classroom, in this case, in the aspect of Moors and Christians and delve in the society-music relationship. The treatment of this issue has to be addressed from different perspectives such as: the music time, the music language, the instrumental expression or the musical sound, but always favouring the acquisition or extension of musical content. Likewise, we consider the visual and plastics aspects of the Festival deepening in the presence of the symbolism in it, manifesting in the wardrobe, on the most representative elements and on the change and the scenic recreation accompanying the environment itself.
This proposal is seeking to promote meaningful learning and caring about the socializing and group aspect, to look for a complete holistic education that allows developing the student’s personality and getting them to build their own learning and be its lead.
Keywords: Project work, Interdisciplinary, Festival of Moors and Christians, Art Education.