Australian Kodály Scholarship (AKS)
The Australian Kodály Scholarship (AKS) provides financial assistance to a member(s) of Kodály Australia (KMEIA Inc) to develop an Australian Kodály-inspired pedagogical resource which will be made available for free on the national website. The value of the scholarship is $3000. Please refer to the information sheet and application form below for specific details.
Information Sheet and Application Form
Applications are now closed.
Donna Cianciosi (2018)
Project Working Title:
Who We Are: The traditional songs of the ‘Great Southern Land’
As one of the central ideas of the pedagogical approach that bears his name Zoltan Kodaly believed that children should first learn the folk songs of their own cultural heritage – known as ‘the musical mother tongue’, and that it is through these traditional songs unique to every country that the skills and concepts necessary to achieve musical literacy can be taught. Due to the adult based construction of the non-indigenous traditional folk songs of Australia many teachers of early-childhood and primary school students especially find it difficult when considering this repertoire from a purely pedagogical lens. With this conundrum in mind the project aims to develop a series of curriculum units that can be implemented within a program for students within the Early Years, Primary and Lower Secondary classroom. Designed for students who have received an aural-based music education they will also explore within the conceptual lens of identity, change, communication and community the singular Australian folk song form. Within these units’ connections will also be made to the songs of Indigenous Australia as well as considering the historical, social and political contexts of place and time. In addition to the documents supporting materials to assist the generalist and/or music specialist teacher will be written and produced for use.
Jodie O’Regan (2016)
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