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Making Music Cooperatively
In this book Carol Huffman presents an approach to teaching music that utilizes a
pedagogical methodology called "cooperative learning." According to Huffman,
"When cooperative learning is set in place, the students become teachers of other
students, and the teacher becomes the facilitator. Ideas come from the students,
and develop into learning and activity. Students become more independent and
responsible for their own learning, and are more capable of applying what they
have learned to solve problems within the framework of the subject."This
book covers a variety of topics including conflict resolution, team building,
teaching through modeling, evaluation, and types of cooperative learning
structures. Huffman also shares research about cooperative learning and 11 lesson
suggestions for use in the classroom.
Carol Huffman is a past president of the American Orff Schulwerk Association. Her passion is to teach children to connect music reading fluency with performance skills through the Orff Schulwerk approach. She is currently an adjunct professor at Indiana University's Jacob School of Music, where she teaches courses in Early Childhood Music and Methods, and Materials for Teaching Elementary General Music.
Book, 138 pages.