|By Handsome (220.127.116.11) on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 03:03 pm:|
A friend of mine is writing a paper on "How children learn better with Music than traditional education". She needs at least a 10 page document supporting her topic. Can anyone recommend any sites, links or ideas? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks Soulful Detroit Forum!
|By Sue (18.104.22.168) on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 03:06 pm:|
There have been several semi-scholarly books written on this subject. Check out amazon.com, plug in some key words (music therapy etc.) and one or another should come up.
Before he died Stevie Ray Vaughan was working with one researcher who'd written or was writing about how music helps children learn.
|By KevGo (22.214.171.124) on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 03:14 pm:|
Chuck Mangione is known for teaching music to kids through non-traditional methods as well. Check out his website - www.chuckmangione.com - he often does "group participation" lectures with schoolkids while he tours.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Handsome (126.96.36.199) on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 03:17 pm:|
Thanks Sue & KevGo!
If anyone else has suggestions...I'm open. I ain't turning nothing down, but my collar, ha ha!
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 03:25 pm:|
There have been several programs, I believe to have been started by a teacher in Chicago, whereby, children were taught via rap type lyrics,the reason being that if the children memorized rap verbatim, therefore they should be able to learn their subjects faster via this medium.
I have not heard anything further recently on any developments.
|By douglasm (184.108.40.206) on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 03:26 pm:|
Could Nancy help? Haven't seen her here in a while (she's in the process of moving, isn't she?), but didn't she use music in her pre-school class? She might have an idea.
|By Handsome (220.127.116.11) on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 04:02 pm:|
douglasm, if you find Nancy & the information, send it on. Thanks again
|By 1Wicked (18.104.22.168) on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 04:18 pm:|
One could almost write a paper on "Schoolhouse Rock", and the long term effect it had on youth at the time. Those little ditties helped with real world applications when they came up in school.
|By KevGo (22.214.171.124) on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 04:27 pm:|
Great example! I believe there is a CD boxed set of the Schoolhouse Rock recordings.
From "Number 9" (sung by jazz great Grady Tate) to "I'm Just A Bill" ("..you mean the whole Congress can vote 'yes' on a bill and the President can STILL say 'no'?" - told us at an early age how screwed up our government is!), those songs got me through elementary & middle school in a big way.
Kevin Goins - KevGo