UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE)

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Listening to music and playing instruments are the 2 basic domains for the subject music in primary education in The Netherlands (Europe). Other forms of musical behavior like music & movement, notation, and composition can be put under these two basic domains. In this workshop I will focus on listening activities in the primary music classroom. I will show some examples of instructional methods as used in The Netherlands. Questions like how to develop meaningful activities and how to use classical, pop, jazz and world music will be subject to discussion.


Michel Hogenes Michel Hogenes is a lecturer of music education at the teacher education department and a researcher in the research group Youth and Development of The Hague University in The Netherlands, Europe. He also lectures pedagogy and psychology at Codarts, the Rotterdam Conservatory. Michel’s research interests are in the field of primary and early childhood education and music, with a focus on child development, and curriculum. The theoretical framework of his research is the cultural-historical (Vygotskian) approach. Besides lecturing Michel conducts a community choir and he is president of Gehrels Music Education, a Dutch association for music education.

20 October 2010
NIE Choral Room (Block 3, 02-04) National Institute of Education, 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616

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