Undergraduate Course: The Kodaly Approach to Music Education (MUSI10073)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Music
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||The Kodaly approach to music pedagogy is based on the principle that everyone is musical and everyone should have access to music education. Developed in the 1940s in Hungary, the approach is based on singing skills and is now used worldwide with children and adults of all ability levels. This course will introduce students to the life and work of Zoltan Kodaly, to the history and development of his pedagogical approach, and to the musical skills required for classroom teaching. The class will meet in 11 weekly seminars and the focus will be on the development of musical and pedagogical skills, guided by thoughtful reading, research, theory and repertoire collection. The first 50 minutes of each seminar will be dedicated to history, pedagogical theory, folk-song analysis and discussion. After a short break, the second 50 minutes of each seminar will be dedicated to practice: solfege skills, piano accompaniment, dictations, and classroom teaching.
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||No
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|Central||Seminar||1-5, 7-11|| 11:10 - 13:00|
||Week 1, Tuesday, 11:10 - 13:00, Zone: Central. Lecture Room B, Alison House |
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of the course, students will be familiar with:
a) the life of Zoltan Kodaly
b) the compositions of Zoltan Kodaly
c) the pedagogical philosophy of Zoltan Kodaly.
Students will also be able to demonstrate their skills in:
d) singing using solfege names
e) Curwin hand-signs
f) rhythm syllables
i) keyboard skills
j) folk song analysis
k) lesson planning.
|Song collection & analysis (30%)|
Sight-singing & keyboard skills (30%)
Final submission Essay (3,000 words) (40%)
||The principal aim of this course is to introduce students to the Kodaly approach to music education. The focus will be on the development of musical and pedagogical skills, guided by thoughtful reading, research, theory and repertoire collection.
||Choksy, Lois (1999). The Kodály method I: comprehensive music education. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.
Choksy, Lois (1999). The Kodály method II: folksong to masterwork. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.
E"qsze, László (1971). Zoltán Kodály: his life in pictures and documents. Budapest: Corvina Kiadó.
Houlahan, Mícheál & Tacka, Philip (2008). Kodály today: a cognitive approach to elementary music education. Oxford University Press.
Lendvai, Ern"q. (1979). Bartók and Kodály. Budapest: Institute for Culture.
Zoltán, Kodály (1974). The selected writings of Zoltán Kodály. London; New York: Boosey & Hawkes.
Rowsell, Cyrilla & Vinden, David (2008). The Music Handbook: Teaching music skills to children through singing. Chigwell, UK: Jolly Learning Ltd.
|Keywords||Kodaly, Music, Education, Pedagogy
|Course organiser||Dr Katie Overy
Tel: (0131 6)50 8248
|Course secretary||Mr Brad Herbert
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
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