The Digital Music Campus is a comprehensive online learning course aimed at offering a step-by-by step guide for the implementation of non-traditional music teaching in different, multifaceted, school settings, by at the same time offering space for in depth analysis and further elements linked to sustainability and community approach.
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) structure will be based on figurative process going from the theory to the practice:
- theory related content will explore the methodological basis of the Movement approach (such as e.g. the “reticular teaching approach”, “El Sistema” Abreu method; the “learning by doing” collective/social approach “scaffolding” experimental learning approach) also linked to IO1 findings;
- learners will then move to practice and will experiment with videos of real-life experience (registered during IO2 testing phases in the local hubs) and ad hoc training activities (e.g. exercise on how to create a first Movement based lesson) how to translate the methodology in real settings (e.g. training of teachers, working with a class, tools for teaching, group vs single engagement, real-life scenarios, how to set up a program in a school, how to use impact evaluation, how to engage communities and stakeholders).
The complete basic curricular experience will be up to registered 8-10 hours–video content and 10 hypothetical hours of personal study. It will be accessible at all time and self-paced: this means that learners will be able to manage the learning path following their needs.
Movement aims to reach interested educational staff and professionals beyond the partners communities including:
- music teachers (including school teachers and teachers from non-formal education);
- teachers of traditional disciplines – e.g. STEM, language, history (that could benefit from the transdisciplinarity of Movement approach);
- musicians (including those already involved in non-traditional music teaching and beginners);
- school management interested in bringing non-traditional music teaching in their schools;
broader community of professionals from stakeholders organizations (including e.g. local policy makers, non-profit and third sector organization professionals working with other artistic experiences and or with young population at risk of exclusion).
- Offer a step by step guide to implement a music teaching program based on the Movement approach to non-traditional music teaching;
- Experiment with pedagogical methods on a vast scale, among an international community otherwise hardly reachable;
- Build an on-line community of educators and stakeholders: in the first four months after launch it is expected to reach at least 100 professionals/involved organizations;
- Support the continuing education of school professionals in Europe;
Support social inclusion through art in general and music in particular by providing new knowledge to professionals and stakeholders on the potential of this kind of teaching.
Main Elements Of Innovation
- Methodology of real life experiences: the MOOC will follow an ideal path from theory to practice following the implementation of Movement Curriculum in the school context;
- Focus on sustainability of the approach providing inputs on how to advocate and gain support from the local community;
- MOOC as an innovative tool for the partners (not yet explored in their day by day work experience).
Through the MOOC, Movement expects to tap into a great transferability potential.
The partnership will carefully craft the MOOC to allow for transferability to other, primarily artistic, contexts and to other age brackets of final beneficiaries (students or youngsters in general).
Covid-19 Emergency Strategy
Activities are planned in such way to allow their implementation also through remote working and exchange.
Activity Leader and Partner Roles
Activity Leader: Central Helsinki Music Institute supported by all project partners.