ERIC Number: EJ1019859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Follow and Facilitate: What Music Educators Can Learn from the Reggio Emilia Approach
Bond, Vanessa L.
General Music Today, v27 n1 p24-28 Oct 2013
The educational practices of the municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy, are celebrated as among the best in the world. Inspired by this educational system, schools across America have adapted the Reggio Emilia approach. Yet, music educators may be unaware of its principles as the approach is not often discussed in music education literature. The purpose of this article is to describe the major tenets of the Reggio Emilia approach and to suggest how its principles might be incorporated into American music classroom contexts. Suggestions include creating a constructivist classroom, documenting student learning, and using the physical classroom environment to entice musicking.
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Reggio Emilia Approach, Constructivism (Learning), Preschool Children, Teacher Role, Preschool Teachers, Community Role, Educational Environment, Preschool Curriculum, Documentation, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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