Undergraduate Course: The Kodaly Approach to Music Education (MUSI10073)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||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 internationally 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. Additional seminars may also be provided by guest lecturers.
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.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have the equivalent skills as examined in Musicianship 1 (MUSI08066) and Performance & Keyboard 2 (MUSI08049).
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
||Non-assessed weekly assignments will receive a mixture of verbal and written, individual and shared feedback, within 15 working days.
The Song Collection and Analysis, submitted in Week 8, will receive individual written feedback within 15 working days.
The Class Exam in Sight-Singing and Keyboard Skills, which takes place in Week 9, will also receive individual written feedback within 15 working days.
The Final Essay, submitted after the end of the course, will also receive individual written feedback within 15 working days.
Students will be given the opportunity to discuss their feedback in individual tutorials.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Be familiar with the life, compositional output and pedagogical philosophy of Zoltán Kodály.
- Demonstrate their skills in sol-fa, Curwin hand signs, rhythm syllables, sight-singing and keyboard skills.
- Transcribe a song, analyse the song and plan a classroom lesson using folk song materials.
|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.
Eosze, László (1971). Zoltan 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, Erno. (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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Katie Overy
Tel: (0131 6)50 8248
|Course secretary||Miss Carrie Lyall
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422