EDUCATIONAL POSSIBILITIES OF STUDY OF HEARING, SOUND AND RADIO ART
1 Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (SPAIN)
2 Emisora Municipal "Llosa FM" La Llosa de Ranes (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Our society has changed dramatically in a very short time and the children of audiovisual culture fill the classrooms. Nowadays, the tradition of formal education continues to base their educational activities in written language, inherited from our parents, children of a printing time, relegating oral education and sound, to a third or fourth level, although this has a long-lived tradition and even more decisive in our development. The primacy of the visual in our times has relegated the sound education to a place almost nonexistent. However, we also “see through sound”. The sound and speech are the main means of expression and communication for the human beings. The sound is essential for language development and is our main tool to access knowledge and to establish close relationships with the environment. In fact, we take part of the three-dimensionality of space that frames our vision screen, with echoes and interference and noise that reality returns. The ear is involved in 90% of the incoming information that our brain receives, making an enormous impact on the rest of the senses and on our bodies as well. This perception causes our own interpretation of the reality, in which the sonic seems to have a fundamental importance, role, function. Beyond the basic competence of “learning to learn”, it is of paramount importance to us, even vital, another even more basic competence, “learning to be”. The article presents the experience of a workshop with students from the Secondary School of the Valencian town of La Llosa de Ranes on hearing, sound and radio art and its educational and training possibilities. The workshop took place in different spaces of the institute, different places of the environment as well as the facilities of the local radio station "FM Llosa"
Keywords: Nonformal education, hearing, sound, radio art, secondary school.