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ERIC Number: ED562460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Playing Music, Playing with Music: A Proposal for Music Coding in Primary School
Baratè, Adriano; Ludovico, Luca Andrea; Mangione, Giuseppina Rita; Rosa, Alessia
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on e-Learning (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, Jul 21-24, 2015)
In this work we will introduce the concept of "music coding," namely a new discipline that employs basic music activities and simplified languages to teach the computational way of thinking to musically-untrained children who attend the primary school. In this context, music represents both a mean and a goal: in fact, from one side coding activities are based on music processes that are able to unveil algorithmic thinking; from the other side, such processes may stimulate creativity and collaborative learning, and their audio feedback is immediately perceivable. Consequently, music can represent a valid learning tool as well as an addictive reinforcement technique to approach coding. After describing a new formalism to graphically encode music operators, a Web prototype specifically designed for music coding will be presented and discussed. [For the full proceedings, see ED562095.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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