Contemporary research highlights the value of integrating Maths education with Music to engage students’ learning. Michael E. Martinez et al. (2005) discovered that 80 percent of the benefits of Maths and Music integration is achieved through the increased engagement that
At the Educating the Creative Mind Conference (Switzerland 2010), Markus Cslovjecsek outlined the instinctive way children learn Maths when provided the opportunity to lead their learning. The anecdote provided a wonderful insight into how students’ self-efficacy can lead to deeper
Dance integration has the potential to reach students who struggle with traditional ways of learning Mathematics by providing embodied, playful, creative and artistic means of expressing and developing their understanding of numeracy. Below is an example of how you can
Developing high levels of competency in mathematics can be common hurdles for a wide range of students, including students who are perceived to lack the rational, objective and logical ways of thinking, which are traditionally associated with high outcomes in
Student-centred learning environments, curricula and pedagogies are ideal learning contexts in which to engage with differentiated learning strategies. Dance education inherently provides opportunities for social justice in education through social dances and authentic arts pedagogy that empowers students to work
1. Divergent thinking is an exciting way to develop students’ creativity! It begins as early as the problem finding phase, when the task in focus is explored and defined, and continues until students run out of ideas or lose engagement.
Arts integration is the best form of differentiation out there. It connects to the many and varied interests of students, inherently differentiations to student’s abilities and understandings, and caters to the cultural ways of knowing that multicultural societies need to
All children develop values and traditions of at least one culture, and these cultural frameworks give meaning to everything a child experiences. For this reason, it is crucial that teachers value cultural diversity and appreciate the importance of providing socially
A great way to engage kids in music is to use songs that they already know and love. Pop music provides some great hits that can help you create fun and engaging music lessons that children of all ages –
Rhythm is the foundation for understanding music and for some primary school kids it can be a challenge to grasp.
Using songs they are familiar with is a great way to teach kids about rhythm / duration, these three songs