Universidad Complutense de Madrid (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Pages: 1555-1560
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
Inside the didactics of mathematics, Yves Chevallard is the ideologist and promoter of the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic (TAD). This one, understood as a possible model for discipline education, places mathematical knowledge in the set of human activities and social institutions, being therefore indispensable for the development of human being. The case is that a great part of her postulates and learning strategies can be extrapolated to other subjects, for example music whose education will prepare the individual in the skill of intellectual and emotional abilities not only physical.

So, one of the devices that TAD uses inside its methodology is " The question of the week ": the central point of this tool is the consideration that the teacher does not have solutions for everything, but these ones are constructed in community. In addition, Chevallard raises the need of finding " elements of response " instead of closed answers because the conclusions can be valid for a moment and a group, bein ing revealed ineffective in certain contexts and even, in different educational stages. Originally, the theorist used " the question of the week " with the university pupils of Mathematics who carried out educational practices in diverse French centers in order to raise across questions and the difficulties that they had found after this first approach to the classroom. Consequently, in the weekly seminar of educational experiences shared sessions, the university students were forced to take a "question" they must have deduced before and on an individual way its response (coming to documentary sources or through their own reasoning) and, thus, being able to debate them with the rest of classmates during the above mentioned meetings.

This proposal of research tries to analyze the results obtained after the implantation of this resource in a university Spanish group. That is, during the second semester of the academic course 2010/2011 and for the subject " Musica y atención a la diversidad " from the Máster of Advanced Studies of Pedagogy, the pupils experienced weekly the " question of the week " using a modification: they had to question the theoretical contents given during the sessions. The analysis of the information will allow to obtain conclusions on the perception of the development of the subject and the profit that pupils received from this one.
TAD, Music Education, Question of the week.