Music as a learning

We share this really interesting work by Mauritius Giordanelli entitled, “Music and the Brain”

MUSIC IN EDUCATION, FUNDAMENTAL TOOL FOR INTEGRAL TRAINING

Traditionally, education matters have nested by applying them to the workforce (Robinson, 2006). In Colombia, this has been done to promote “technical training to consolidate the domestic industry” (Bastidas, 2009). This often results in neglecting the artistic fields, including music (Restrepo, 2004). Recent research indicates that this is a mistake because of the strong correlation between formal training in music and academic excellence, a lower rate of substance abuse, a measurable increase in IQ students and the development of new neural connections the brain (Hallam, 2001, Altenmüller and Gruhn, 2002; Delisio, 2007, Hobson, 2009) This research leads to the conclusion that musical training is critical for our youth.

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The body

What is physical expression and what are the exercises related to physical expression?

Body and creative expression for children is categoried within the concept of play, create and discover with movement. One way to get to the imagination, spontaneity, creativity, sensitivity and the essence of the child, is respecting individual freedom of movement, so the child can find his/her own way. Children discover little by little, each time they use their creative skills. In turn, they communicate with their peers through their own movement language, sharing ways, feelings, and states. Horizontal and vertical movement motivates their corporal memory and spatial awareness: the three basic levels are achieved.

Today we share this video that explains it perfectly :)