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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
EUROPEAN MUSIC PORTFOLIO - A CREATIVE WAY INTO LANGUAGE(S)
Do you speak music? - Parlez-vous musique? - Sprichst du Musik?

The integration of language learning elements into music classes and musical elements into the language classroom increases the overall potential of learning and personal development. It encourages a holistic, creative, purposeful and socially integrative approach to language learning of 4-12 year olds. Learning sequences involving rhythmic, vocal and instrumental exercises, listening, movement and body percussion, composing, improvising and experimenting with sound, sound games, raps, poems and songs are meaningful contexts for learners to pay close attention to what they hear and how to express themselves appropriately. The hereby developed skills are considered fundamental for effective language learning while, at the same time, furthering the musical competence.

Building on material, tools and activities designed and collected in collaboration with teachers from several European countries, the CPD course offers practical experience in integrating sound and movement in music and language teaching. The activities explored in the course support the development of musical competences, as well as the listening skills of learners, their pronunciation, intonation and plurilinguistic/pluricultural awareness. As some activities are presented in different European languages, the opportunity is offered to experience how children learn when discovering a new language. The purposes, principles and theory underlying this approach are discussed in view of encouraging continuous independent learning and greater cooperation between music and language teachers.

The course will be held at a Swiss boarding school in the Alps. As participants and trainers will be living and learning together, this week offers an ideal opportunity for sharing experiences and views from many European countries.

more info and registration see www.emportfolio.eu
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A COMENIUS GRANT (SCHOOL EDUCATION)

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
COURSE
(training resulting from an llp or previous socrates project (comenius, lingua, grundtvig, minerva))

LLP OR SOCRATES PROJECT NO. : LLP No. 502895
IN-SERVICE TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
THE TRAINING IS
  IN LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODOLOGY
Bulgarian
Croat
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Estonian
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hungarian
Icelandic
Irish
Italian
Latvian
Lithuanian
Luxembourgish
Maltese
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Slovak
Slovenian
Spanish
Swedish
Turkish
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
OTHER LANGUAGE/S USED DURING THE TRAINING:
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Romanian
Spanish
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English
French
German
SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
Pre-Primary
Primary
General secondary
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organisations offering adult education
Other, namely: students for pre-primary, primary teaching
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
Schule und Weiterbildung Schweiz
Bennwilerstrasse 6
4434 -
Hölstein
Switzerland
www.swch.ch
 
Cordelia Galli
+41 61 9569070
cordelia.galli@swch.ch
Markus Cslovjecsek
+41 62 8320285
markus.cslovjecsek@fhnw.ch
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
Visit the www.emportfolio.eu website to give you an idea of the information and material available online.
Support your learning process by trying out some EMP activities in advance and taking note of successes and challenges. Bring your notes with you to the course.
Please bring with you at least one activity which you feel integrates language and music learning. You will teach this activity to the other course participants in Session 3.
You are welcome to bring more ideas, suggestions, questions and materials with you. Exchange of ideas and experience is an important part of the course.

What can I try with my pupils in advance?
Look at some of the activities provided on the EMP webpage www.emportfolio.eu and try out one or two with your class. Record your experience, take note of reactions of your learners and any variations or ideas you or your learners may have. Make a note of useful follow-up activities.
Collect data on your own music-language activities (what do you do; how do you do it; what are common reactions, variations and suggestions forwarded by your learners when you do the activity). If appropriate, please use the EMP template to describe your activity and video-tape its implementation in class.

Background reading
On the EMP website you will find the project flyer, the EMP guide, a portfolio for documenting learner’s outcomes, progression, competences and experiences and powerpoint presentations on the project and the underlying theory.
The course seeks to enrich language and music learning and teaching (for learners and teachers) by enabling participants to increase the range of purposeful, meaningful and creative learning opportunities in their teaching contexts.

Thus, the aims of the course are:
- to further the participants’ understanding of integrative music and language teaching
- to highlight the benefit of integrative music and language teaching for the learning process of 4-12 year olds as well as for classroom management
- to extend the skill of participants to create appropriate music and language integrative learning contexts
- to support continuous, independent learning
- to further develop intercultural awareness by creating opportunities for participants to share experiences and learn from each other

After the course, participants should be able to:
- use techniques and principles from music didactics to support the language learning process of their learners
- use techniques and principles from language didactics to support musical competences of their learners
- use techniques and principles from music didactics to increase the integration of all their learners in the learning process
- increase confidence and self-awareness of their learners by creating opportunities for learning success and learner-determination of the learning process and content
- document own activities appropriately for publication on the EMP website
- use the EMP website to share experiences and network with other teachers in different European countries, as well as for continuous professional development.
The course includes training workshops, informal discussions and presentations involving different media and a variety of teaching and learning techniques. Participants have the opportunity to share their skills and knowledge and determine the content of parts of the course.

The underlying principles of the course are as follows:
- to inspire and not to provide a prescriptive set of recipes - tools, models and examples will seek to support this
- to celebrate primary pedagogy (holistic learning and skill development) and provide appropriate hands-on learning experiences and opportunity for creative expression
- to recognise and build upon the knowledge, skills and understanding participants bring by encouraging contribution of input and ideas throughout, as well as critical reflection.
After the course, participants will be able to:
- keep in contact with each other and their trainers including peer-networking on an e-learning platform (moodle)
- exchange and reflect on good practise activities on the e-learning platform including evaluation of and sharing of material
- get in contact with the coordinator for further assistance
- get support for school internal training
- get involved in network for further exchange and research
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
Day 1 Arrival and welcome (Sunday, July 8th 2012)
Session 1 (17.00-18.00) Welcome and ice-breaking activities
Session 2 (20.00-21.30) Introduction and organisation of Session 6 (participant and trainer-led mini-workshops) and evening programmes.

Day 2 (Monday, July 9th 2012)
Session 3 (8.30-10.00) Personal current understanding of integrating music and language activities
Session 4 (10.30-12.00) Theory and practice – what is creativity?
Session 5 (13.30-15.00) Theory and practice – role of communication in learning languages and music
Session 6 (15.30-17.00) Skills development - training of musical skills

Day 3 (Tuesday, July 10th 2012)
Session 7 (8.30-10.00) Integrative music-language learning and potential for developing plurilingual and pluricultural competence
Session 8 (10.30-12.00) Progression of learning in musical elements and methodologies
Session 9(13.30-15.00) Progression of learning in foreign language acquisition and methodologies
Session 10 (15.30-17.00) Use of multimedia in linking learning and teaching of music and languages; EMP support and resources

Day 4 (Wednesday, 11th July, 2012)
afternoon excursion in the Swiss mountains
Session 11(8.30-10.00) Teacher as learner – learning core activities on EMP website
Session 12 (10.30-12.00) Teacher as trainer – teaching core activities
Session 13 (19.30-21.00) Adapting and further developing core activities

Day 5 (Thursday, 12th July, 2012)
Session 14 (8.30-10.00) Documenting teaching activities for publication on EMP website
Session 15 (10.30-12.00) Working with the EMP platform
Session 16 (13.30-15.00) Introduction of pupil’s music portfolio
Session 17 (15.30-open end) Adapting or designing a new activity; individual formative feedback

Day 6 (Friday, 13th July, 2012)
Session 18 (8.30-11.00) Noticing objectives and teaching principles
Session 19 (11.30-12.00) Course feedback
Closing ceremony (14.00-15.30) inkl. singing of songs and rounds from different countries
 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
 
Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
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