The Powerful Effects of Music on the Brain

Course 5534

It’s been said that music makes you smarter, and although this is an overly-generalized statement, there is truth to it. In this course, you will explore current research supporting the connection between music and the brain and design learning experiences aligned to that science.

You will also learn about various aspects of music education, including the social-emotional benefits, the impact of a growth mindset, and the importance of inclusivity in the music classroom.

Whether you are a music teacher, general educator, or teach a specialist subject, you will walk away with strategies to use in your classroom that benefit each learner and knowledge that will strengthen your professional philosophy.

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What you will learn:

Goals and Objectives of this Course:

  • Use prompts about music and the brain, to describe assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers and self, including how the information relates to professional education practice and growth.
  • Analyze your personal experience with, and use of, music in various areas of your life.
  • Apply the social-emotional benefits of music for every learner by designing or adapting a classroom activity to fit your classroom that addresses social-emotional learning.
  • Examine the benefits of music education for students with disabilities in a classroom setting, and create learning experiences to serve students in your school/classroom.
  • Explore ways to advocate for music education in your school.
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