ERIC Number: ED390812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Music as a Way of Knowing. Strategies for Teaching and Learning Professional Library.
This publication is part of a series of monographs on the art of teaching. Each volume, focusing on a specific discipline, explores theory in the context of teaching strategies connected to evaluation of both teachers' and students' learning. Three techniques are offered to help teachers use the series: dialogues (as self-evaluation and in study groups), shop talk (review of current professional literature), and teacher-to-teacher field notes (tips and experiences from practicing educators). This volume, containing five chapters, focuses on music. Chapter 1 discusses using music in the classroom, including music's universality, learning through use of rhythm, developing discipline, and building community. Chapter 2 looks at writing songs and raps, outlining the specific steps involved, and discusses composing with computers. Chapter 3 explores using music to enhance other subjects, such as reading and writing, mathematics, social studies, geography, and history; specific activities are suggested. Chapter 4 is a guide to teaching single songs, including selecting which songs to teach, call-and-response songs, the rote technique, multisensory techniques, rounds, and teaching students to sing in tune. Chapter 5 discusses where to find songs and provides information on music publishers. A list of professional associations and publications is included. (Contains 63 references.) (ND)
Descriptors: Computers, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Strategies, Music Activities, Music Education, Musical Composition, Rhythm (Music), Singing, Songs, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles
Stenhouse Publishers, 431 York St., York, ME 03909.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Galef Inst., Santa Monica, CA.
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