ERIC Number: ED270207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Training Elementary Teachers To Use Music Therapy Activities for Social Skill Promotion.
Alexandra, Celene A.
The purpose of this practicum was to train 20 elementary teachers to do therapeutic music activities designed specifically to promote social skills in elementary school children. A five- part seminar series was presented over a 10-month period. The goals of the practicum were (1) to improve the teachers' knowledge of intervention techniques and music therapy; (2) to expand the teachers' ability level to include the application of music activities for teaching, remediating, and practicing social skills; and (3) to promote teachers' awareness of the emotional impact of these highly sophisticated yet simple activities. Central to reaching these goals was the necessity of making teachers competent, comfortable, and confident in providing their students with structured opportunities to learn and practice pro-social/affective skills. The instructional strategy guiding the seminars was primarily experiential, that is, learning through doing. Evaluation data suggested that the practicum was successful. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.