Symposium of Music Pedagogues

Fifth International Symposium of Music Pedagogues

Music Pedagogy in the Context of Present and Future Changes

Topic: Future of Music Teaching: Discourses on Pedagogy in Music

Pula, 18th – 20th May 2017

The fact is that the contemporary pedagogical aspirations go towards different integrated approach to education, overcoming the rigid division of different areas and disciplines and lead to their interdisciplinary connection. Networking, integrative learning and partnership become inevitable points of educational discourse. In focus there were questions about the status of pedagogy in the art and the benefits or limitations of their connection. We wanted to examine the point of view of musical pedagogues regarding the terms and objectives of music education, which are the possibilities for creating a dialogue between art and science, reconciling the logical and rational with intuitive, empirical with sensory. We were interested in finding models of cooperation of teachers, professors of different teaching and artistic subjects, examining the attitudes about modes of bridging the split between teaching music theory in general and music as art, as well as finding a possible common denominator for teaching music.
About sixty seven scientists and practitioners from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Croatia participated in the Symposium and the areas of interest were:
•    Music pedagogy research and approaches
•    Music projects
•    Cross-curricular models in teaching music 
•    Multimedia and e-learning
•    Music and society: phenomenological aspects.
The Proceedings Music Pedagogy in the Context of Present and Future Changes 5 is a collection of papers from the Fifth International Symposium of Music Pedagogues and includes 36 papers.

 

Fourth International Symposium of Music Pedagogues

Music Pedagogy in the Context of Present and Future Changes

Topic: Synthesis of the Traditional and Modern in Musical Education and Upbringing
of the 21st Century

Split, 15th – 17th May 2015

    The theme framework has been chosen in accordance with two distinctive groups of scientists and pedagogues whose research papers address the theme either from a broader area, area of general music education or from a more narrow area of specialised music schools. The theme captures all aspects of the so-called „old“ and „new“ in music teaching whilst emphasising the necessity to respect good tradition and to find ways to link them with new demands and situation. Synthesis equally applies to synthesis of old and potentially new music contents and teaching methods that result from them as well as educational music principles based on modern ways of determing student learning outcomes.
     About thirty five scientists and practitioners from Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Poland and Croatia participated in the Symposium and the areas of interest were:
•    Traditional „models“ or approaches to music teaching faced with modern challenges;
•    Music education component in the 21st century;
•    Organisation of music contents in the vertical of specialised music education;
•    The theoretical and practical in music teaching;
•    Artistic music: kids and young generation of our time;
•    New approaches in the treatment of etnomusicological contents in music teaching.
The Proceedings Music Pedagogy in the Context of Present and Future Changes 4 is a collection of papers from the Fourth International Symposium of Music Pedagogues and includes 28 papers.

 

Third International Symposium of Music Pedagogues

Music Pedagogy in the Context of Present and Future Changes

Topic: Interdisciplinary Approach to Music: Research, Practice and Education

Pula, 18th – 20th April 2013

    Our efforts are oriented towards the modernization of musical-pedagogical concepts based on scientific research, projects, practical (verified) models and new teaching strategies and work. Dialogue, experts’ opinions and attitudes are already known and defined within and outside this framework, in an innovative and creative way, but always for the benefit and improvement of music culture/art. They are the basic postulates of our symposium, which is obviously recognized as an important scientific and professional event not only in Croatia, but also abroad.
    About fifty scientists and practitioners from Italy, Austria, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Turkey, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia participated in the Third International Symposium of Music Pedagogues.
The Proceedings Music Pedagogy in the Context of Present and Future Changes 3 includes 42 papers and consists of these five chapters:

  1. Permeation of music with other disciplines and fields;
  2. An interdisciplinary approach to music in preschool and primary education;
  3. Interdisciplinarity in the system of secondary education and extracurricular activities;
  4. Interdisciplinary programmes and contents in the Music school;
  5. Music therapy and children with special needs.             

 

Second International Symposium of Music Pedagogues

Music Pedagogy in the Context of Present and Future Changes

Topic: Music Teaching and Educational Technology: Opportunities and Restrictions

Pula, 23rd – 24th September 2011

The syntagm teaching/educational technology encloses contents and ideas from didactic and/or the application of technology in the educational process. The intention of the Symposium was to do research, collect and publish the material and offer solutions that could help teachers to improve and optimize the educational and schooling process. Speakers from Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Austria, Germany, Poland and the United States of America participated in the Symposium. 
The topics of the lectures, as well as the articles printed in the second proceedings enclose the way of use and application of educational technologies, the pedagogical-didactical aspects of using the media in the classroom and computer games for children in the music field. Music education and interactive learning in the ICT environment and other didactical segments for improving the music teaching through all the educational levels (kindergarten, primary and secondary school, university) has been analyzed. 
The Proceedings Music Pedagogy in the Context of Present and Future Changes 2 is a collection of papers from the Second International Symposium of Music Pedagogues.
     

First International Symposium of Music Pedagogues

Music Pedagogy in the Context of Present and Future Changes

Topic: Teachers’ Education in the Context of Present and Future Changes

Pula, 25th – 26th September 2009

The idea of this symposium was spontaneously developed during conversations among colleagues to whom music pedagogy is not just a daily job, but also a life call. Every meeting was an occasion to exchange practical and theoretical experiences that had a great influence on our pedagogical work. There were ideas of how to write the papers which would include particular segments of music pedagogy, researches and introduce innovation in the teaching process and consequently stimulate a different approach to music. For this reasons the symposium of pedagogues is (and will be) a place of development in music pedagogy.
In the first symposium the speakers were from Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Questions regarding the following four fields are discussed in the symposium: 

  • The Bologna process and the education of music teachers;
  • The (Croatian) national educational standard and education of music teachers;
  • The National curriculum and the education of music teachers;
  • Present and future changes in music teaching practice.

The Proceedings Music Pedagogy in the Context of Present and Future Changes 1 is a collection of papers from the First International Symposium of Music Pedagogues. These papers are a support to the theoretical analysis of educational questions regarding music and a contribution in raising social awareness in the meaning of music education and its value in society.