Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Equity and diversity, Assessment for learning and development, Integrated teaching and learning approaches, Partnerships with professionals.
Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes, Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work, Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media.
The Kodály concept was inspired by the philosophies of the Hungarian composer and educator Zoltan Kodály (1882–1967). Throughout Kodály's writings are the notions that a person cannot be complete without music and that music serves to develop a person on all levels – emotionally, spiritually and intellectually.
The Kodály method aims to improve intonation, rhythm skills and music literacy, which benefits the development of motor skills, reading, maths concepts, perception and concept formation .
Kodály-trained music teachers are required to work in accordance with the VEYLDF.
Costs vary depending on the provider.
Target population: children.
Program/practice descriptions and details: Kodály music teachers offer children stimulating and enjoyable music lessons while addressing the need to teach the 'whole person' in a sequential and logical manner. Children's songs, singing games and folk dances are an integral part of lessons and used to enhance active learning and enjoyment.
Staffing: educators should participate in Kodály lessons, learning alongside children in order to extend on children's experience in between lessons.