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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
EUROPEAN MUSIC PORTFOLIO - A CREATIVE WAY INTO LANGUAGE(S).
Music and language are connected in ways that are both deep and profound, from their acoustic properties to their role in human social learning. The integration of musical activities in language learning has the potential to enhance knowledge and skill in both curriculum areas. In addition, learning new languages through enjoyable musical activities can promote motivation for learning and enrich cultural understanding. Building on materials, ideas and activities designed and collected in collaboration with teachers from ten European countries, this course offers practical experience in creatively linking music and language learning, to be combined with the theoretical understanding and background. The activities explored in the course are designed to support the understanding of the development of musical skills, as well as listening skills, speaking, pronunciation, intonation, and plurilinguistic/pluricultural awareness, as a part of the child's holistic learning processes to guide the teacher's work. 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 and encourages a more holistic, creative, purposeful and socially integrative approach to language learning of 4-12 year olds.
Building on material, tools and activities designed and collected in collaboration with teachers and researchers from several European countries, the CPD course offers practical experience supported by theories 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 and plurilinguistic/pluricultural awareness. As some activities are presented in different European languages, the opportunity is offered to experience the way children do.
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. : 502895-LLP-1-2009-1-DE-COMENIUS-CMP
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:
English
Finnish
French
German
Swedish
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English
Finnish
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
University of Eastern Finland
Tulliportinkatu 1
80101 -
Joensuu
Finland
www.uef.fi
 
Kaarina Marjanen
+358 50 527 7170
kaarina.marjanen@uef.fi
Adelheid Kramer
+49 711 2792 457
Adelheid.kramer@gmx.de
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
Visit the www.emportfolio.eu website for more information and online materials.

With your pupils: Try out some EMP activities in advance of the course, and
1. Bring your reflections with you for discussion.
2. Please bring with you at least one activity which you feel integrates language and music learning.
3. Please, be prepared to share your understanding of teaching.
4. In addition, we would be very happy to share your local / national songs during the course, when approppriate.

More information:
If you are interested in the theoretical background please find the project flyer, easy readable national
teacher booklets, an extended teacher’s handbook as well as referencies, information on PowerPoint and
video material at the project webpages.

Reflecting and documenting pupil’s outcomes, progressions, competences and the experiences of the class:

On the webpage you can find guidelines and suggestions of individual or classroom pupil’s portfolios. Please bring at least one activity to present to the other course participants. We would be very happy as well to share your experiences on the use of these activities in the classroom. How did you manage to have these as a part of your curricula and session plans? You are welcome to bring more ideas, suggestions, videos, questions and materials with you. Exchange will be an important part of the course.
The CPD seeks to celebrate and build upon young learners (4-12) pedagogy, on the basis of the understanding of the very early learning processes – holistic learning and skill development, providing practical hands-on learning experiences, experiential and creative teaching and learning by:
- exploring, sharing and reflecting activities (movement, rhythms, raps, poems, rhymes, melodies, songs, playing instruments) that can be used in language and music education
- learning about theoretical background and philosophy of integrated language and music teaching and learning, connected to the very first language and music learning experiences and communication
- learning through a special focus on curricula, goals and planning vs. the child's learning processes and development
- developing, enriching and empowering participant’s music and language teaching and personal competences, as a part of cultural learning and growth
- instruction in the use of the EMP-webpage (activities, pupils portfolio, teachers handbook, exchange functions…)
- sharing ideas to musically support the European Language Portfolio idea
- sharing ideas for teacher initiated courses at the participant’s schools and national CPD courses
- providing the opportunity for teachers from different countries to learn about other European cultures
- enjoying about musical experiences in the wide variety
The course includes training workshops, informal discussions and presentations involving different media and a variety of teaching and learning techniques. It seeks to inspire your own innovative solutions rather than just provide a set of prescriptive recipes.

Methodology to achieve ways to integrate music and language education
- introduction in using activities in language and music teaching and learning
- introduction and practices on the use of EMP-materials as a part of the teacher's work: learning to include the EMP tools within the curricula
- setting of musical and holistic goals to support learning and to guide teaching
- introduction and use of the e-learning platform
- introduction and discussion of the Pupil's Music Portfolio
- discussion of ideas how to motivate for teacher initiated courses at the participant’s schools and national
CPD courses
- evaluation of the CPD course

The underlying principles of the course are to celebrate primary pedagogy (holistic learning and development of skills) and provide appropriate hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for creative expression. It builds upon participants’ knowledge, skills and understanding by encouraging on-going interactive contributions and critical reflection.
After the course, participants are able to:
• use music pedagogic techniques and principles to support language learning
• use language pedagogic techniques and principles to support musical competences
• increase confidence and self-awareness of their learners in music and language learning
• 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
• identify opportunities for continuous professional development supported by the tools for one's own creative abilities (re-discovered).

A booklet by the course ideas, experiences and materials will be constructed together, to be received afterwards, to support the teaching work later.

Follow up activities are:
- further contacts with other European teachers and their classes
- further communication on e-learning platform
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
DAY 1: Monday 7th April, 2014
13.00 – 14.00 Registration.
S1 (15.00 – 16.30) Welcome and ice-breaking activities
S2 (18.30 – 20.00) Introduction and organization

DAY 2: Tuesday 8th April, 2014
S3 (8.30 – 10.00) Personal current understanding of integrating language and music activities.
S4 (10.30 – 12.00) Learning creatively. Thinking about the child's natural ways of learning.
S5 (13.30 – 15.00) Teaching creatively: teacher's skills as a basis to apply music in all teaching.
S6 (15.30 – 17.00) Good practice examples 1
Evening: Informal social gathering

DAY 3: Wednesday 9th April, 2014
S7 (8.30 – 10.00) The EMP materials: Pupil's portfolio and teacher's handbook & National booklets
S8 (10.30 – 12.00) Visiting a Finnish school.
S9 (13.30 – 15.00) Integrative music-language learning as a potential for developing musilingual competences
S10(15.30 – 17.00) The teacher as a learner – learning core activities on EMP website

DAY 4: Thursday 10th April, 2014
Afternoon excursion "Experiencing North-Carelian culture"
S11 (8.30 – 10.00) Progression of learning in musical elements and methodologies, to follow the child's holistic learning processes
S12 (10.30 – 12.00) Teacher as trainer – teaching core activities
S13 (19.30-21.00) Adapting and further developing core activities

DAY 5: Friday 11th April, 2014
S14 (8.30 – 10.00) Progression of learning in musical elements and didactic strategies
S15 (10.30 – 12.00) Use of multimedia in linking learning and teaching of music and languages; EMP support and resources
S16 (13.30 – 15.00) Gaining an understanding of the Language Porfolio - How to musically benefit the European Language Portfolio?
S17(15.30 – 17.00)Presentations (participants) and individual formative feedback
Evening: Finnish Folk dances and music

DAY 6: Saturday 12th April, 2014
S18 (8.30 – 10.00) Noticing objectives, teaching principles and follow-up steps.
S19 (10.30 – 12.00) Good practice examples 2
S20 (13.30 – 15.00) Exchange of developped activites

DAY 7: Sunday 13th April, 2014
S20 (8.30-9.30) Singing songs and rounds from different countries.
S21 (9.30-10.00) Evaluation & course feedback.
S22 (10.30-12.00) Closing ceremony, certificates, singing and final words

The course participants will receive a booklet created by the course together afterwords, to support the school work with the materials.
 
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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