Course Content (Syllabus)
Students become familiar with the content and teaching methodology of music in preschool education in a twofold way:
a/ getting to know the ‘child as musician’: The course deals with international research findings and innovative applications in the field of early childhood music education. Through various theories about children’s musical development and musical creativity, the different modes of children’s musical communication are realized and the nature of the music that children create.
b/ understanding different modes of musical expression (listening-performing-improvisation and composing) as well selected music education theories in theory and practice.
c/ understanding the teacher’s role in music education: adopting a child-centered view of music education, supporting their process of sound discovery and the development of critical and reflective thinking.
Direct participation in musical activities and musical games taking as a starting point the basic elements of music and selected music educational theories. Experiential learning through group cooperative activities.
music in preschool age, musical development, musical creativity, musical communication, reflection, musical games