MusiChild Intensive Training Course is the culmination of the project's activities throughout the first year. Its intellectual outputs will be implemented in a coherent and focused way, suitable for teacher training. The course will be 30-hours long over a five day period, 6-10 July 2015, in Ionian University Corfu, Greece. We hope that it will serve as a model for intercultural agency-focused training for graduate teachers and professionals in early childhood music education.
The different activities will convey:
(a) the different functions of music in human cultural systems and the socio-cultural factors that created such musical systems
(b) that music is a universal phenomenon and biological trait of humans, but not a universal language,
(c) there are many different musical languages, each one of them with its own structure, content and rules of creation and participation.
These course's activities will enable participants to overcome cultural barriers and musically function within different Mediterranean musical languages to a certain extent.
The suggested activities for early childhood music education will empower them in implementing such practices in teaching the young children promoting intercultural understanding, poly-musical competence, tolerance and adaptability. Trainees will be focusing on options and possibilities rather than limitations and start creating their own agendas for intercultural agency-focused early childhood music education.
Five graduate students and/or early childhood educationalists from each country will attend the training course. These participants will form the initial leaven for the implementation and further dissemination of the partnership's intellectual outcomes.
The trainees will return to their countries and for 3 months are required to implement these outputs in their schools or via consequent multiplier events to assist teachers to use MusiChild's material and develop relevant projects.
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