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South Australia Music Education Strategy

The vision of the South Australian Department for Education Music Education Strategy 2019 to 2029 is to facilitate access to high-quality and valued music education for all children and young people.

Kodály Australia, in conjunction with the ASME SA Chapter and OSASA, has partnered with the Music Education Strategy to upskill non-specialist teachers to improve the delivery of general classroom music education through a specially designed professional development program.

The following package is offered by Kodály Australia.

Package Title Musical Foundations: Kodály-Inspired Music Education for the Early and Primary Years
Participants South Australian classroom educators Reception to Year 6
Description This professional learning package is targeted for educators working in the primary and early years interested in upskilling in the area of music. Participants will consider the importance of music for children and explore strategies for teaching using developmentally and culturally appropriate songs, rhymes, and instrumental music. Throughout the package, participants will reflect on the development of their own skills and their potential share in the joy, wonder and holistic benefits that learning music can bring to young children.
Outcomes Upon completion of this professional learning package, participants should be able to:

1. Explain the value and purpose of music for children in the early and/or primary years
2. Discuss the fundamental principles of Kodály-inspired music education and its application in contemporary learning contexts
3. Select songs, rhymes and instrumental music to support the musical development of children.
4. Plan, deliver and assess succinct music learning experiences.
5. Reflect on the professional practice and musical skills required of a classroom educator.

Program Provider Kodály SA
Facilitator Jason Boron
Lecturer in Music Education, Edith Cowan University
Delivery 2x 3-day consecutive blocks

 

For further information, please contact Kodály SA.

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