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ERIC Number: EJ854412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
Accessing the Musical Intelligence in Early Childhood Education
Singer, Miriam J.
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v33 n2 p49-56 Jun 2008
This paper addresses how and why the musical intelligence can be used to aid students in the learning process. It explores the brain research, several short vignettes and an informal case study. Conceptually, the author suggests that music can and should be used to help students learn and retain curricular content, may be matched to tasks in preschool as an auditory reminder, and should serve as a link for cultural growth and preservation. Music in the classroom also addresses the students' emotional wellbeing. Suggestions of application for classroom teachers and learning disabilities practitioners are provided. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A