‘The book gives excellent insight of current Early Years topics by covering international educational approaches and discussing the need to professionalise the sector. It is suitable for students on Early Childhood Studies programme, EYPS, and Early Years Foundation Degrees.’ - Eva Mikuska, Senior Lecturer at University of Chichester, MA, EYPS, and Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood
Chapter 4: Creative approaches to teaching and learning - Kodály
Creative approaches to teaching and learning - Kodály
Key Ideas Explored in This Chapter
- the importance of the promotion of creativity
- the background of the Kodály philosophy of teaching music
- how such a methodology can aid language acquisition, promote cross-curricular learning and support the development of creativity.
Creativity within the Curriculum
The Cambridge Primary Review acknowledges that years of prescription and micro-management should be replaced by the encouragement of independent judgement grounded in professional collaboration and the best available evidence. Furthermore, [Page 59]it has been consistently argued that a broad and rich curriculum in the primary phase should be a statutory entitlement, as inspection evidence shows that curriculum breadth and high standards in the ‘basics’ are interdependent (Alexander, 2009). This both provides ...