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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Michels, Patricia
Email patricia_michels@freemail.absa.co.za
URN etd-07262002-151835
Document Title Developing the pre-school child's musical intelligence by means of a comprehensive music programme focused on age-controlled auditive development
Degree MMus
Department Music
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Sarita Hauptfleisch
Keywords
  • comprehensive programme
  • developmental psychology
  • curriculum development
  • evaluation criteria
  • pre-school music
  • early childhood development
  • multiculturalism
  • musical intelligence
  • praxial philosophy
  • auditive development
Date 1997-04-30
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Because music is sound, the development of the young child's musical intelligence is integrally linked to his/her auditive development. By neglecting to develop the child's musical intelligence, and in particular by neglecting the age-controlled auditive development of the young child, essential learning stages may be missed.

It is therefore encouraging that the government has stated its intention to introduce a compulsory reseption year (Grade 0) for five to six year old children. There is, however, at present no comprehensive pre-school music education programme available which specifically focuses on the auditive development of the child in the process of developing his/her musical intelligence.

In this study, a comprehensive music education programme based on the praxial philosophy of music education has been compiled. It promotes procedural knowledge (making music), without negating propositional knowledge (knowing about music).

It is hoped that the study will assist the class teacher as well as the music specialist as they strive to develop the musical intelligences of South Africa's pre-school children.

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