THE CONTRIBUTION OF FLAMENCO MUSIC AS AN ESSENCIAL COMPETENCE IN PRIMARY EDUCATION
Escuela Universitaria de Magisterio Sagrada Familia (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Our article is part of a piece of research which tries to demonstrate if Flamenco is really valued and is taught to children as a universal part of the Andalusian culture, bearing in mind its relevance in music theory. We have analyzed how eleven different publishing houses treat the objectives, contents, methodology and evaluation related to the teaching of Flamenco. Moreover, we propose the study of the opinion and commitment of Flamenco with music teachers in Primary education. That is to say, we try to prompt a reflection about the role of Flamenco music in Primary education.
Admitting that Flamenco music is considered as a universal art and as one of the most important foreign musical heritage in the world, we propose to teach Flamenco through Primary education. A probe of that, it is the declaration as oral and immaterial heritage by Unesco on November of this year.
Flameco has becoming part of our Spanish society, especially of our Andalusian society; however, it is not recognized as an essential subject for the development of competences in basic education.
Our interest in carrying out this study comes from the Flamenco, which can be developed as an end and as a means itself, and it can contribute to the integral development of our younger students. Moreover, from the point of view of music education, Flamenco offers the possibility of working and linking all parts of contents related to music education. So, with flamenco students can work with hearing, speaking, singing, instrumental expression, dancing, and other competences related to other areas of knowledge, such as painting, sculpture, poetry, narrative, geography and history.
Keywords: Flamenco, anthropology, heritage, music education, competence, multiculturality.