Kod�ly Today A Cognitive Approach to Elementary Music Education

ISBN-10: 0195314093
ISBN-13: 9780195314090
Edition: 2007
List price: $47.95
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Description: In Kodaly Today, Micheal Houlahan and Philip Tacka offer an expertly-researched, thorough, and - most importantly - practical approach to transforming curriculum goals into tangible, achievable musical objectives and effective lesson plans. Their  More...

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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/26/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

In Kodaly Today, Micheal Houlahan and Philip Tacka offer an expertly-researched, thorough, and - most importantly - practical approach to transforming curriculum goals into tangible, achievable musical objectives and effective lesson plans. Their model - grounded in the latest research in music perception and cognition - outlines the concrete practices behind constructing effective teaching portfolios, selecting engaging music repertoire for the classroom, and teaching musicianship skills successfully to elementary students of all degrees of proficiency. Addressing the most important questions in creating and teaching Kodaly-based programs, Houlahan and Tacka write through a practical lens, presenting a clear picture of how the teaching and learning processes go hand-in-hand. Their innovative approach was designed through a close, six-year collaboration between music instructors and researchers, and offers teachers an easily-followed, step-by-step roadmap for developing students' musical understanding and metacognition skills. A comprehensive resource in the realm of elementary music education, this book is a valuable reference for all in-service music educators, music supervisors, and students and instructors in music education.

Introduction
Constructing a Teaching Portfolio
Kodaly Concept of Music Education
Children as Stewards of Their Cultural and Musical Heritage
Children as Performers
Children as Critical Thinkers
From Sound to Symbol A New Learning Theory Model
Developing Musicianship Skills
Teaching Strategies for Rhythmic and Melodic Musical Elements
Sequencing and Lesson Planning
Teaching Musicianship Skills to Older Beginners
Evaluation and Assessment
Endnotes
Appendix for Chapter 2
Appendix for Chapter 3
Appendix for Chapter 5
Appendix for Chapter 7

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