Music in Early Childhood and Pre-Primary Education

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102). This special issue belongs to the section "Early Childhood Education".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2024 | Viewed by 2673

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Department of Teacher Education, University of Turku, 20500 Turku, Finland
Interests: early childhood education; teacher education; the arts education; music education; learning environments

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The journal Education Sciences is launching a Special Issue on "Music in Early Childhood and Pre-primary Education".

Music inspires and engages children in many ways. Many research results concerning music education in early childhood indicate that music is essential for child holistic well-being, development and learning.

This call is for papers with theoretical, historical, methodological, or analytical backgrounds, empirical case studies concerning innovative practice or evaluative surveys, literature reviews, or any other type of original research study based on the role of music education in early childhood and pre-primary education.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome.

We welcome submissions which cover a variety of issues about music education and learning as well as teaching music in early childhood education.  We value article proposals concerning the theoretical or historical foundations of the early childhood and pre-primary music education;  innovative pedagogical approaches of the topics;  teaching, learning and engagement in the early childhood and pre-primary music education; the development of new research methodology concerning the topics;  reviews or overviews of current knowledge and developments in the field; evaluation of early childhood and pre-primary music education; research of educational policy implications concerning the topics; music in early childhood teacher education;  inclusive early childhood and pre-primary music education; interdisciplinary music education in early childhood on pre-primary education; learning transversal skills and other learning areas through the music in early childhood and pre-primary music education; or playful learning in early years’ music education. Any other innovative topic within the scope of this Special Issue is also welcome and will be considered.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Inkeri Ruokonen
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • early childhood music education
  • pre-primary music education
  • early learning in music
  • music and interdisciplinary learning
  • music in early childhood teacher education

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Perceptions of and Reflections on Aesthetic Education Training from the Perspective of Taiwanese Preschool Educators
by Liza Lee and Pei-Ju Chao
Educ. Sci. 2023, 13(1), 96; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci13010096 - 16 Jan 2023
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Abstract
Many studies have demonstrated that music has many benefits for children’s physical and mental development. However, many preschool educators have scant preparation for or a lack of experience in aesthetic education. The purpose of this study is to explore preschool educators’ perceptions of [...] Read more.
Many studies have demonstrated that music has many benefits for children’s physical and mental development. However, many preschool educators have scant preparation for or a lack of experience in aesthetic education. The purpose of this study is to explore preschool educators’ perceptions of and reflections on aesthetic education training. We conducted a survey associated with three aspects: “aesthetics appreciation”, “aesthetics implementation”, and “aesthetics evaluation”. The results of the study show the majority of participants agreed that (1) musical participation would strengthen participants’ attitudes toward aesthetic appreciation through proper aesthetic training programs and (2) musical engagement would benefit young children by enhancing their aesthetic experiences. The attitudes toward aesthetic implementation for young children were more favorable among the middle-aged and experienced participants; (3) musical activities are also a good way to improve young children’s aesthetic abilities, which helps to create an aesthetic atmosphere in educational practice. These results indicate that it is vital for preschool educators to receive the appropriate training in aesthetics and continuous assessment to provide high-quality early education to young children. Full article
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