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Grundlagen und Methoden für den Instrumentalunterricht
Author: Ivo Ignaz Berg
Musikalische Spannung ist eine der zentralen Kategorien eines authentischen Musizierens und Musikerlebens. Doch so intensiv ihre Wirkungen sein können, so schwer ist sie tatsächlich greifbar: obwohl an strukturellen Vorgängen festzumachen entzieht sie sich weitestgehend einer rationalen Festlegung und bleibt Metapher. Hieraus aber erwächst die besondere Herausforderung und ebenso das hohe didaktische Potential im Hinblick auf ihre Vermittlung im Instrumentalunterricht: als Phänomen zwischen Struktur und Ausdruck verknüpft musikalische Spannung oftmals getrennte Unterrichtsinhalte und mündet in ein Unterrichtsbild, das vom Fluss der Musik getragen wird.
Wie Sie Ihr Kind spielerisch fördern
Das Spielen von Kindern ist mehr als Zeitvertreib! Durch Spielen lernen Kinder und entdecken so sich und ihre Welt. Ergebnisse aus der Forschung belegen, dass sich frühkindliche Förderung positiv auf den Schulerfolg auswirkt.
Aber wie können Sie Ihr Kind von Anfang an in seiner Entwicklung optimal unterstützen, ohne es dabei zu überfordern? Dieser HELP-Band begleitet Sie und Ihr Kind in den ersten Lebensjahren bis zum Grundschulalter, damit eine um-fassende Förderung gelingt. Dabei steht das Spiel als wichtigste Beschäftigung im Mittelpunkt.
Mit einfachen Spielen sollen Kinder ihrem Alter entsprechend gefördert werden. Nach Altersstufen gegliederte Kapitel führen zunächst in die kindliche Entwicklung ein und präsentieren konkrete Spielanleitungen zur Förderung von Motorik, Sprache, Sozialverhalten, Kreativität und Wahrnehmungsfähigkeit. Viele nützliche Tipps für den Alltag und ein lockeres, farbiges Layout runden den Band ab.
Studien zur medialen Technik in bildungstheoretischer Absicht
Author: Ralf Mayer
Editor: Alfred Schäfer
Die vorliegenden Studien richten ihr Augenmerk auf die gesteigerte Relevanz von Formen technischer Medialität gerade für solche Subjektivierungsprozesse, die konventionell mit dem Bildungsbegriff in Beziehung gebracht wurden. Dabei wird der These eines immanenten Verhältnisses zwischen dem Medien-, Erfahrungs- und Bildungsbegriff in Form elementarer Suchbewegungen nachgegangen. Während der Medienbegriff die unhintergehbare Gestaltungs- wie Vermittlungsperspektive menschlichen Daseins artikuliert, reflektiert der Bildungsbegriff insofern die Auflösung unmittelbarer Zugriffsmöglichkeiten auf Selbst und Welt. Bildung markiert nicht allein reflexive Bewegungen, die der medialen Formierung des Subjekt nachgehen. Sie fragt zudem nach den Schnittstellen, an denen der Mensch die medial geführte Selbstformierung gerade riskiert. Sie fahndet nach verletzlichen Konstellationen, in denen die Verflechtung von Medien und Macht an ihre Zerbrechlichkeit gemahnt wird. Bildung beschreibt insofern ein spezifisches Verhalten zum Raum symbolischer Unterscheidungen. Sie ist damit nicht in diesem Raum festzulegen, sondern ‚bestimmt‘ sich im Verhältnis dazu. Sie bezieht sich auf die Möglichkeit einer Erfahrung, die, angesichts der Unmöglichkeit, sie jenseits einer von Medialität durchkreuzten Position zu artikulieren, selbst stets zu problematisierende Interpretationen hervorbringt.
Volume Editors: Murray Print and Henry Milner
Why does it appear that many young people are disengaging from democracy and political participation? For many governments, politicians, academics, social commentators and researchers this is a serious and challenging problem. Consequently widespread interest exists on how to engage young people in politics and democracy. Civic education has re-emerged as a possible answer to this question, though not necessarily in the form in which it may be currently known. This book examines research into issues about the engagement of young people in politics and democracy and examines research on civic education applications and programs which may address concerns about youth political participation. Murray Print and Henry Milner are professors from the University of Sydney and the Universite de Montreal respectively. They have brought together a group of leading researchers exploring the relationship between political participation and civic education to examine this relationship in greater depth.
Author: Bryant Griffith
The craft of teaching and learning is like playing in a symphony orchestra; every instrument has a voice and every voice is integral to the whole. The arts, history, anthropology, and philosophy and their forged discourses offer us a series of cautionary tales about the multiplicity of ways we can see and understand our world, ways we often ignore in the classroom. In the case of epistemology, and pedagogy in particular, we have hinged our understanding on a binary of opposites engaged in a dialectic dance and a type of discourse constructed to describe and explain it. The art and act of teaching in this as-if world necessitates teachers to be public intellectuals; intellectual symbols who represent something more than just subject-knowledge expertise but serve as conduits between the discourses of our world.
Established genres and discourses are exclusionary. The vast migration of people and ideas is producing a new set of presuppositions. The manner in which we decode other discourses and fuse them into meanings, both personal and shared, is the root of both teaching and learning, giving us a window into the way that each form of thought is connected, both historically and experientially. Look around you, your school is becoming the United Nations, but it’s not so united. Don’t aim for truth, aim for understanding. Today’s students construct and deconstruct in a multitude of ways on an as-needed, just-in-time basis. Since ideas of difference are often nudged but unacknowledged, we are in danger of becoming pedagogical dinosaurs, not heeding change until it is too late.
Teaching and learning are construction zones, so get out your hard hat. These constructions are possibilities that need to be discussed and negotiated, allowing us to sidestep the traps of grand narratives and a hierarchy of discplinarity and research methodology. Our possibilities need to be forged on an anvil of diversity. These are the spaces, the interstices, where our voices become innovative and our silence offers a safe harbor. Spaces to listen, collaborate, and craft cautionary tales about our lives and the possibilities for a shared future.
Volume Editors: Eero Ropo and Tero Autio
This collection of essays from the most prominent scholars in the field of curriculum studies paint an intellectually rich palette of the present state of curriculum research across the countries and continents when the traditionally prevailed national imaginaries give increasingly way to transnational, international, and postnational impulses. The main parameters of education, subjectivity and its belonging, is shifting by employing the contradictory and broader issues around the question of nation and nation-state as well as around its traditional educational counterpart, the psychologized individual, both radically reinterpreted by post- and rereadings of old educational and social canons. International Conversations on Curriculum identifies the present transformations at work nationwide, worldwide, between and beyond, by focusing on these shifts from a variety of methodological, theoretical, national, political, and pedagogic concerns. It will open new and, one could argue, compelling vistas for reconsidering the social and political mission and moral purpose of education policies, of curriculum theory and practice in the increasingly but unevenly connected world characterized by economic volatility, unfair trade, ethnic and religious conflicts, and growing social instability and collective existential insecurity. As such, the essays are a vital international testimony to the scholarly vibrancy and to the global awareness of the current intellectualized field of curriculum studies to alertly recognize and register the cultural, educational, and political urgencies of our times.
"Places are made after their stories. Just as place names describe complex, and conflicted, place-making aspirations, so with all marks associated with the marking of places: tracks, the symbolic representation of these in song, dance and poetic speech, indeed all the technologies that join up distances into narratives—they all inscribe the earth’s surface with the forms of stories. Of course, these are not the same as the foundational myths of imperial cultures, whose aim is to displace any prior discourse of place-making. They are stories of, and as, journeys: passages in a double sense, constitutionally incomplete because they always await their completion in the act of crossing-over, or meeting, which, of course, is endless."
Paul Carter
‘Landscapes and Learning’ maps some of these stories and passageways to open up new place making possibilities. The book uses the lens of place to explore how we can respond differently to some of the major questions of our time. Postcolonial global concerns such as increased displacement and migration, the loss of indigenous knowledges, and the imperatives of environmental degradation and climate change, require critical educational responses. Place studies provides new languages and fresh metaphors to open up interdisciplinary conversations in the space between local and global, and indigenous and non-indigenous knowledges. Through its focus on the mutual constitution of bodies, identities, histories, spaces and places, place studies offers a conceptual tool for important cultural and environmental transformations.
Understanding and Applying Visual Data to Research in Education
Volume Editors: Jon E. Pedersen and Kevin D. Finson
The visual inputs we receive can be collectively called visual data. Precisely how one defines visual data is a key question to ask. That is one of the questions we asked each author who wrote a chapter for this book. If one comes to a decision with respect to what visual data are, then the next question becomes, “What are visual data like?” Then, “What do they mean?” As with any data, we can collect it and compile it, but if we don’t have some way to bring meaning it, it has little value to us. The answers may not be as straightforward as one might assume at the outset.
The extent to which visual data permeates what we do as educators is such that it may be difficult to identify every discipline in which it emerges. In this book, we have tried to provide a forum for authors from a cross section of common disciplines: visual arts, English, literacy, mathematics, science, social science, and even higher education administration.
An important contribution that ‘Emerging curriculum’ makes is a reconceptualizing of the curriculum development process. This moves development thinking from the traditional research-development-dissemination model to one that acknowledges: the interrelatedness of many influences on curriculum, the multi-layered nature of curriculum, and the complexity of the educational system in which curriculum exists. Indeed the educational system is envisaged as a ‘complex living system’ The study is autobiographical, it is based on a lifetime spent in education during which the author had a particular interest in curriculum and the associated development processes, and how one’s ideas about these change over time. ‘Emerging curriculum has been successfully submitted as a PhD thesis but was written as a book for a wider audience than the traditional thesis one. It shows by example how reflection on one’s work throughout one’s career can be considered as research and can contribute to knowledge in a similar way to that of more traditional doctoral research projects. It is hoped that teachers reading this will relate to the author’s experiences in schools, and will see themselves significant contributors to curriculum; that curriculum developers will be provoked into considering alternative ways of working; and that academics might move curriculum theorising closer to the reality of schools.
reconsidering educational aspects related to children in the HIV&AIDS pandemic
Volume Editor: Liesel Ebersöhn
What new understandings concerning children and significant others in their life-worlds have become apparent because of the HIV & AIDS pandemic? This innovative book argues that new insights on education and psychosocial aspects surface when research in the realm of HIV & AIDS is viewed through a positive psychology lens. By converging in-depth exploration and description, the book pinpoints vital persons supporting children’s wellbeing, and posits changed roles due to pandemic-related stressors. The significance of different education role-players (children, teachers, caregivers, community-members) is addressed in separate chapters, using pioneering theory and empirical data that are integrated with dynamic case examples, visual data and narratives. Ebersöhn’s edited book emphasises supportive persons and networks as buffers children access to mediate their coping when confronted by HIV & AIDS-related stressors. Throughout, the links between psychosocial support, changed roles and responsibilities, and resilience in the advent of adversity are clearly and thoughtfully demonstrated. A concluding chapter questions why and what happens to children’s wellbeing when society fails to provide supportive networks and services.