Developmental Education in Children
Child and Art Education: Approaches and Models in Music EducationMehtap Demir Güven
This chapter of the book presents a corpus about the approaches and methods in art education for children. The conclusive purpose of this chapter, following the main objective, is to regard the fundamentals of child education. Hence, this chapter emphasizes the main education methods and purposes and includes definitions of the methods used, especially in music education. In the 2000s, when global interaction increased, the effective sharing of art education methods worldwide increased the information and experiences about the primary methods for children to discover their creativity, especially in painting, music, and drama. With this in mind, this compilation is formed on two bases: Firstly, it indicates those main methods and approaches in art education used worldwide for the behavioral, mental, and cognitive development for children between 0-8 years. Secondly, this chapter gives examples of the main learning models used in the world of education for teaching music. This chapter comprises a preliminary evaluation of the assumptions of art in child education, and after that, explanations of structure of the Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff, and Suzuki methods, prominent worldwide, especially for music education. Methodologically, this article is based on the literature that shares education methods, assumptions noted, and experience about the applications.