Bring the Power of Music Into Education: A Goal Free/Interdisciplinary Approach of Teaching and Learning in PreK-12 Classrooms

Taichi Akutsu (Seisa University Japan, & Shujitsu University, Japan), Kazuya Amano (Seisa University, Japan), Kimie Hirahara (Seisa University, Japan), Kumiko Kishi (Seisai University, Japan), Eriko Osuga (Seisa University, Japan), Hirotaka Terada (Seisa University, Japan) and Machiko Yoda (Seisa University, Japan)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 35
EISBN13: 9781522598732|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8042-3.ch002
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Abstract

This study aims to utilize music to improve learners' motivation, communication, as well as all subject matters other than music, and to nurture human resources that will contribute to the creation of “symbiosis” society. By creating a new teaching learning model for recurrent education for in-service P-12 teachers in Japan, the study specifically presents several model classes to let the participating teachers plan the “Utilizing Music.” For training, they use active learning methods such as PBL with core communication among students. The data were gathered by asking all of the participants to answer an open-ended questionnaire after each session and to analyze their sample lesson plans after they received the instruction. Findings suggests that there were certain resistances in teachers to change their teaching to be more interdisciplinary and shifted to kyosei-based; however, most of the participants absorbed the proposed idea and created lessons in a new direction.
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