Name: Mariëlle Heidekamp
Main Subject: Music education in the Teacher Training College
Research Supervisor(s): Suzanne Konings, Renee Jonker
Title of Research: Music education in the Teacher Training College
Research Question: What content has to be included in the first-year module for the Gouda Teacher Training College (TTC) to give students the experience, knowledge, skills and confidence required to experience joy in making music with children and to enable them to teach good and joyful music lessons in primary schools?
Summary of the Results:
“There will be good music education in the schools only when we educate good teachers”
This quote from Kodály inspired me to start this research. In the Teacher Training College (TTC) there are quite a lot of students who, after completing the two year music module, do not feel confident enough to organise well-balanced music lessons in primary schools.
Apart from this, music education is underappreciated in primary schools.
By using the method of Practised-Based Research, I have examined how to change the music-modules in the TTC in order to profoundly motivate and equip students to provide well-balanced music lessons in primary schools. In this new music module the students will personally experience the joy and pleasure in music-making and they will be inspired to pass on this feeling of joy to the children.
I will show you in my Research Paper and in the Presentation that the content of the new module, inspired by the SFM-model and the concept of the three P's, will give students the knowledge and skills necessary to feel confident enough to organise their music lessons.
I am 34 years old. I am class teacher in primary school for 13 years and music teacher in the Teacher Training College in Gouda for 5 years. I have studied on the Teacher Training College from 2000-2003, on the KC Bachelor Music Education from 2011-2013, on the course 'Muziek als Vak' in 2014. In my free time I am a conductor of a children's choir and a mixed choir. I play the flute and sing in choir as a soprano.