מנגנוני יסוד המקשרים בין למידת מוזיקה ובין שיפור ביכולות קוגניטיביות וחברתיות

עדינה פורטוביץ, אסנת ליכטנשטיין, לודה יוגורוב, אוה ברנד

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Abstract

This study came to evaluate the effect of an innovative program in music designed to accelerate and promote cognitive development
and social skills in at-risk children of public school age. focusing on the question of how education can
Musically to contribute to the development of general learning skills, the study was designed around three vertices that maintain relationships between them
Reciprocal: 1. Curriculum design (music program) 2. Planning a quality learning environment (mediated teaching), 3. Development
Specific learning skills (cognitive functions).
The participants (N = 81) are children aged 6-12 from the day clubs of the Association for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa. The experimental group
N=45 (participated in a musical enrichment program. The program lasted two years and included 2-3 weekly music lessons
(listening, playing, performance group), in which emphasis was placed on a mediated learning environment and a curriculum aimed at the development
Specific learning skills. The children of the control group (N=36) did not learn music. The pre and post tests tested the
The development of cognitive skills (Raven, Figure Complex) and social self-image (Fitts. The findings
Teachers show significant differences between the groups in the development of the specific cognitive functions tested.
This study provides empirical evidence to support the hypothesis that a unique music curriculum has a positive impact
long term on cognitive skills.

Keywords: musical education, cognitive change, mediated learning environment, cognitive functions, children
at risk
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)106-128
Number of pages23
JournalMin-ad: Israel Studies in Musicology Online
Volume8
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010

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