An educational innovation experiment carried out at a local school of music with the support of a university team is reported. The rationale and principles behind the proposal are laid out, followed by a description of how it works together with the most salient factors in its application and development. Our aim is to attempt a substantial change of approach and methodology, characterised by the shared construction of musical knowledge through listening, performing and creative activities, as well as representation and expression through different languages. The long-lasting effect of the experiment is attributed to the way it combines innovation, teacher training and research. It has led to setting up mixed groups of professionals of varying backgrounds, coordinated in designing and evaluating tasks employed. Sharing the work with teachers from other conservatoires gives cohesion to the team and improves the experiment. © 2008 Fundación Infancia y Aprendizaje, ISSN: 1135-6405.
|Journal||Cultura y Educacion|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2008|
- Music education
- Research and educational innovation
- School of music
- Socio-cultural perspective