MUSIC TEACHING AND LISTENING TO ART MUSIC IN THE FUNCTION OF STUDENTS’ HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT

Sabina Vidulin

DOI: 10.46793/STEC20.391V

UDK: 37.036-057.874:78

Abstract: Music is a part of a child’s everyday life. In family and in preschool institutions, its function is different from the one in school. Music teaching influences the overall students’ development, which can be seen from a pedagogical and artistic perspective. It is aimed at acquiring knowledge and developing students’ skills in the field of art; it encourages aesthetic education, but also the preservation of historical and cultural heritage. The domain in which this is mostly realized is listening to music and music understanding. With the intention of bringing art music closer to children and young people, its more intense experiencing and understanding, the paper points to the necessity for an interdisciplinary and correlative relationship of music with other subjects, but also musical activities with each other. Since the author intends to indicate the importance of creating new didactical strategies for music teaching lessons, the Stage-English-Music concepts, the Listening to Music-Music Making model and the Cognitive-emotional approach to listening to music are briefly described. These strategies for the improvement of music listening are based on an interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary approach, depending on whether they include extracurricular activities in the work (e.g. English and drama education), or the work is carried out within musical activities such as singing, playing, or dancing with musicologically, but also humanistically oriented outcomes. Practice and research indicate that in addition to acquiring musical knowledge and developing musical skills, multimodal approaches affect students’ holistic development.

Keywords: general school, listening to music, multimodal approaches, music teaching.

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