GAMES AND MUSIC: CONTRIBUTIONS FOR CHILDREN´S SCHOOL
University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain
This study analyzes an experience which games have been specifically designed for Children’s School. It focuses on the aspects related to music and the contribution of music throughout the whole process.
Objective and Methodology:
With the aim to gain a deeper knowledge about the employment of music resources and in order to evaluate them, a specific survey along with observation from a distance has been the tool used.
This activity has been addressed following an interdisciplinary approach, in a creative way and in the frame of a cooperative team work.
47 students of Child Education belonging to the Bilbao Teacher Training School (UPV/EHU) have taken part in this study.
The results indicate that music is employed in most games, being proposals on symbolic games and popular songs two key elements widely used. However, sensory motor games have been scarcely employed, so it can be concluded that it is important for the Area of Music to give more focus to sensitiveness based on sound and music. In this sense, the potential of the soundscape as an endless source whose possibilities must be continuously explored becomes an important aspect, which will contribute benefits for both students and teachers in Children´s School.
Keywords: Children´s School, games, soundscape, music.