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General introduction

The central goal of the Erasmus+-Project is to qualify pupils concerning the areas creativity and entrepreneurship through music, performance and cultural collaboration. Therefore university students, school teachers and artists from Germany, France, Czech Republic and Hungary worked together during the project. Out of these experiences emerged a curriculum for teacher training, which is believed to qualify teachers to assimilate the various country-specific approaches into their music teaching lessons.


Explanation of structure

The materials of this curriculum are divided into the following fields:

  1. General introduction
  2. Basic information (on the areas of creativity, entrepreneurship, performance, cultural cooperation, combining the field, teaching / learning arrangements, project description)
  3. Teaching modules (individual subject areas, each including a brief introduction, module sections and steps as suggestions for implementation in class, videos, objectives and competencies, list of materials, further literature, links to other modules of the project and to further information)
  4. Project descriptions

Note on the use of the structure

The modules provided are not in chronological order; however, the individual steps within each module are designed to build upon each other. They are examples and models and provide impulses. We encourage instructors to select and combine individual parts as needed and suitable for their teaching and “construct” their own lessons. They should be creative.   Teachers should not feel frustrated by having to go through less “productive” moments before they can be creative…


Wh-questions for the development of essential aspects

Wh-questions Learners Teachers
Who? Pupils of mainstream schools; from primary to upper secondary levels (6-18 years); suitable for pupils with or without previous musical education; Teachers of mainstream schools; from primary to upper secondary levels (6-18 years); teachers with and without previous musical education; ensembles / musicians, universities; music schools; other areas related to music (e.g. youth workers, childhood educators)
What? Action-oriented and experiential, creative approach to music; creation of music (from reproduction to production and transformation), making music, moving, conducting, building, writing, presenting
By whom? Music teachers (as well as teachers without formal education in music and music facilitators) of different types of schools ; in cooperation with ensembles and/ or individual musicians from outside school, where possible
When? All school levels, during regular  music classes, on project days, in working groups
With whom? With the entire class, in small groups, also in heterogeneous groups; together with partners from outside school (ensembles, musicians)
Where? Mainstream schools; music schools; youth centers
How? Group work, development of own ideas, performance, entrepreneurship; Guidance / impulses by teachers and musicians (moderator), instructions for teachers
With what? Any type of instruments and sound objects, voice, body percussion, camera, recording device; contemporary music, classical music, African music, folklore
Why? Development of creativity, entrepreneurship; learning about cultural diversity