Kodaly Today: A Cognitive Approach to Elementary Music Education

Kodaly Today: A Cognitive Approach to Elementary Music Education

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Kodaly Today: A Cognitive Approach to Elementary Music Education

In Kod�ly Today, M�che�l Houlahan and Philip Tacka offer an expertly-researched, thorough, and - most importantly - practical approach to transforming curriculum goals into tangible, achievable musical objectives and effective lesson plans. Their model - grounded in the latest research in music perception and cognition - outlines the concrete practices behind constructing effective teaching portfolios, selecting engaging music repertoire for the classroom, and teaching musicianship skills successfully to elementary students of all degrees of proficiency. Addressing the most important questions in creating and teaching Kod�ly-based programs, Houlahan and Tacka write through a practical lens, presenting a clear picture of how the teaching and learning processes go hand-in-hand. Their innovative approach was designed through a close, six-year collaboration between music instructors and researchers, and offers teachers an easily-followed, step-by-step roadmap for developing students' musical understanding and metacognition skills. A comprehensive resource in the realm of elementary music education, this book is a valuable reference for all in-service music educators, music supervisors, and students and instructors in music education.

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ISBN-13: 9780195314090
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/26/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 632
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Constructing a Teaching Portfolio
2. Kod�ly Concept of Music Education
3. Children as Stewards of Their Cultural and Musical Heritage
4. Children as Performers
5. Children as Critical Thinkers
6. From Sound to Symbol A New Learning Theory Model
7. Developing Musicianship Skills
8. Teaching Strategies for Rhythmic and Melodic Musical Elements
9. Sequencing and Lesson Planning
10. Teaching Musicianship Skills to Older Beginners
11. Evaluation and Assessment
12. Endnotes
13. Appendix for Chapter 2
14. Appendix for Chapter 3
15. Appendix for Chapter 5
16. Appendix for Chapter 7

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