Music curriculum

Welch, Graham F. and Barrett, Margaret S. (2007). Music curriculum. In Rebecca S. New and Moncrieff Cochran (Ed.), Early childhood education: An international encyclopedia. A-D. (pp. 198-201) Westport, Connecticut, U.S.: Praeger Publishers.

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Author Welch, Graham F.
Barrett, Margaret S.
Title of chapter Music curriculum
Title of book Early childhood education: An international encyclopedia. A-D.
Place of Publication Westport, Connecticut, U.S.
Publisher Praeger Publishers
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9780313331015
Editor Rebecca S. New
Moncrieff Cochran
Volume number 1
Start page 198
End page 201
Total pages 4
Language eng
Subjects 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The early music curriculum should provide young children with opportunities to explore, play, and engage with a wide variety of musical activities—as composers, improvisers, listeners, movers and dancers, soloists and group members—that build on their early and continuing informal encounters with music. They should be encouraged to create musical narratives that provide evidence to the teacher/caregiver of emergent musical understanding that can then be deepened and developed through further musical engagement. They should be encouraged to engage consciously with a wide range of musical styles and genres as they build the musical vocabulary that will underpin their future musical development. The underlying pedagogical philosophy is for the teacher (or caregiver in non-school contexts) to act as comusic-maker, guide, facilitator and enabler to the richness of musical cultures, rather than assuming a master-apprentice role in which musical knowledge is simply transferred from expert to novice. Children are musical!
Copyright © 2007 Rebecca S. New and Moncrieff Cochran
Keyword Music
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