Meeting the goals of Te Whariki through music in the early childhood curriculum

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Title Meeting the goals of Te Whariki through music in the early childhood curriculum
Author Dachs, Nell; Klopper, Christopher
Publication Title Early Childhood Australian National Conference
Editor S.Houston
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Watson, ACT
Publisher Early Childhood Australia
Abstract This workshop will be based on a published article with the same title, written by the presenters (AJEC Vol 33 No 1, March 2008). The purpose of this interactive workshop is to examine the strands and goals which arise from the four principles of 'Empowerment; Holistic Development; Family and Community and Relationships' (Te Whāriki, 1996) and to workshop some ideas of how music can be used in an integral way, not only to meet the stated goals but to promote them to their fullest potential. It also presents a challenge to early childhood educators to consider making greater, intentional use of music appropriately and relevantly throughout their programs and their day-to-day activities. There is often the tendency to limit music to mat time or to sporadic use of rhythmic clapping or singing throughout the day, without a conscious understanding of how these activities link to the strands and the goals of Te Whāriki.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Conference name Early Childhood Australian National Conference
Location Canberra
Date From 2008-10-03
Date To 2008-10-06
Date Accessioned 2010-03-19
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
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Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1x

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