Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Music Education

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Jerneja Žnidaršič (Editor)
Assistant professor, University of Maribor, Faculty of Education, Department of Music, Maribor, Slovenia

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU057000

Due to the demands and challenges of modern society, the requirements for a high-quality integration of interdisciplinary interactions in educational settings are increasing. When we provide the circumstances under which it is possible to establish meaningful connections between different disciplines, we offer, among other things, the opportunity for long lasting knowledge, critical perception and the development of transferable competences.

In the present book, authors explore the potential of interdisciplinary interactions, while music education represents the thread of all endeavours. With the variety of possibilities, interdisciplinary oriented music education can contribute to the enrichment of other disciplines, while improving the fulfilment of aims in music education itself.

The idea of building bridges, which authors firmly endorse, is reflected in various forms of cooperation, namely at the level of university teachers of different disciplines, university teachers and school/kindergarten teachers and among school/kindergarten teachers themselves. Interactions with music education are expanding from movement, dance, visual art, poetry, foreign language, natural and social science, history, cross-curricular connections in music-school education, to special education. Furthermore, overviews of the literature regarding the basic concepts of interdisciplinary perspectives and effects of music on a child’s holistic well-being are provided.

With theoretical frameworks, original research papers and practical implications, authors are attempting to evolve the field of interdisciplinarity in general and concurrently contribute to the development of the ways music education and included disciplines can thrive.

The publication Interdisciplinary perspectives in music education can therefore benefit to educators of all educational stages from kindergartens, primary and high schools to universities. (Imprint: Nova)

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Preface

Chapter 1. The Conception and Applications of Interdisciplinary Perspectives in (Music) Education
(Jerneja Žnidaršič, Faculty of Education, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia)

Chapter 2. Music: An Elixir of Wellbeing in a Child’s Development
(Katarina Habe, Academy of Music, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Chapter 3. Effects of Music and Movement Programmes on Development of Rhythmic Abilities and Fundamental Motor Skills in Early Childhood
(Miha Marinšek and Olga Denac, Faculty of Education, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia)

Chapter 4. Movement and Dance in the Context of Slovenian Musically Talented Pupils
(Bojan Kovačič and Črtomir Matejek, University of Maribor, Faculty of Education, Maribor, Slovenia)

Chapter 5. Music as an Incentive for Expressing Dance in Childhood
(Olga Denac and Ana Tina Jurgec, Faculty of Education, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia)

Chapter 6. Artistic Expression of Experiences after Listening to Music
(Bogdana Borota, Faculty of Education, University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia)

Chapter 7. Free Verse Poetry and Music Making
(Konstanca Zalar, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Chapter 8. The Inclusion of Musical Content in Foreign Language Lessons in Primary Education
(Bojan Kovačič and Anja Špindler, University of Maribor, Faculty of Education, Maribor, Slovenia)

Chapter 9. Interdisciplinarity of Music Education and Natural and Social Sciences in Slovene Basic Education
(Barbara Sicherl Kafol, Maja Podvršič and Darja Skribe Dimec, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Chapter 10. Music Education and History in Interdisciplinary Settings
(Jerneja Žnidaršič, Faculty of Education, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia)

Chapter 11. Cross-Curricular Connections between Instrument and Music Theory in Slovenian Music Schools
(Katarina Zadnik, Music Eucation Department, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Chapter 12. The Effect of Music Therapy on Young Children with Communication Difficulties
(Ksenija Burić, Elementary Music School, Schola Musica, Zagreb, Croatia)

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