ERIC Number: ED407346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Rhythms of Learning: Creative Tools for Developing Lifelong Skills.
Brewer, Chris; Campbell, Don G.
This document contends that there is a meaningful connection between artistic abilities and academic abilities, notably in the relationship between musical and mathematical/scientific abilities. Based on the premise that music makes it possible to master difficult abstract concepts faster and with greater retention, this handbook encourages learning through music, sound, and rhythmic activities. Organized in seven chapters, chapter 1, "Patterns of Listening," indicates that lifelong learning begins as hearing evolves into listening. The journey from listening to lifelong learning begins with the attainment of attentive listening skills and includes the development of inner speech and inner listening. Chapter 2, "Creative Teaching: Phase Forward Education," aims to produce reflective awareness of rhythmic teaching delivery and instruction. Chapter 3, "Observing Inner Rhythms," suggests that sensitivity to inner rhythms allows educators to intentionally create synchronous learning experiences. Chapter 4, "Rhythms of Discovery," looks at neurologic rhythms. Chapter 5, "Emotional IQ," argues that to perceive and nurture emotional rhythms is an essential skill. Chapter 6, "Orchestrating Lifelong Learning," and chapter 7, "Orchestrating Intelligence," offer methodologies for rhythmic teaching and learning. Each chapter includes extensive suggestions for teacher and/or student activities and learning experiences. These activities are interdisciplinary and include both music and movement activities. Appendices include: "The Tomatis Method and Empowering Learners" (Billie Thompson); "Suggestology and Suggestopedy" (Georgi Lozanov from "The Lozanov Report to UNESCO"); a 23-item resource guide; and a 132-item bibliography. (MM)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Intelligence, Interdisciplinary Approach, Listening Skills, Movement Education, Music, Music Activities, Music Education, Professional Education, Psychological Patterns, Reflective Teaching, Rhythm (Music), Teaching Methods
Zephyr Press, 3316 N. Chapel Ave., Tucson, AZ 85716 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Foreword by Dee Dickinson.