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ERIC Number: EJ855899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0966-9760
The Art of Teaching Children the Arts: Music, Dance and Poetry with Children Aged 2-8 Years Old
Samuelsson, Ingrid Pramling; Carlsson, Maj Asplund; Olsson, Bengt; Pramling, Niklas; Wallerstedt, Cecilia
International Journal of Early Years Education, v17 n2 p119-135 Jun 2009
In this article, the theoretical framework of developmental pedagogy is presented as a tool in studying and developing children's knowing within the arts. The domains of art focused on are music, poetry and dance/aesthetic movement. Through empirical examples from a large-scale research project, we illustrate the tools of developmental pedagogy and show how this perspective contributes to our understanding of children's learning of music, dance and poetry. More specifically, we will analyse: (a) the important role of the teacher in children's learning within the arts; (b) the importance of conversing when learning the arts; (c) what constitutes the knowledge, what we refer to as "learning objects", to be appropriated within the three domains of art focused on; and (d) how to conceive of progression in children's knowing within the arts. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A