Part Two – Music and the Young Learner
To explore the higher faculties of learning and to experience how music taps into these creative brain centers and to offer practical ways to turn music time into multi-layered, skill building lessons for young learners.
• What are the higher faculties of learning and how can music be used to engage these faculties?
• Why is it that we remember verbatim jingles and television theme songs that we learned ten, twenty, thirty,or more years ago?
• Why are music and rhythm such powerful and often neglected learning tools?
• What are some practical ways we can use music in the classroom for both university level students as well as young learners?
Moving Music to Center Stage for Creative Learning will address the power of music and rhythm and how they can improve language skills. By delving a bit into neuroscience, we will explore the higher faculties of learning and the influence of music and rhythm on memory and language. In part two, we will explore the multi-sensory aspect of music as well as the multi-layered lessons that music holds for our students. The chance to experience various ways to incorporate music and rhythm into varied classrooms will transform this presentation from one to listen to into one to explore with your own students. A toe tapping lesson to get us in the mood to add music into next week’s lesson plan.