“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
This website was build as a result of the Comenius Project
"Music as a common language, a way to inclusion through music" (2013-2015)
Many studies have shown us that music and music education improves certain cognitive skills, like mathematical skills and language skills. But music is so much more than that. Music is a universal language.
A form of expression that comes very naturally to children and adults alike, that connects our internal world with the world around us.
Music is a powerful expressive and communicative tool that stimulates social and emotional wellbeing and it improves our understanding of each other.
Music brings people together.
It is this quality of music that our schools intend to explore.
Understanding each other, opening up to differences between people, are seen as important aspects of young people's social development in today's increasingly diverse society. Inclusive approaches and respect for equity and diversity are topics that are receiving more and more attention in educational settings.
The aim of this specific Comenius project is to investigate the role that music education can play in inclusive approaches, in social and cultural awareness, and in social and emotional development.
All of our partners are already specialized in music education and are eager to learn from each other and explore this specific quality of music. Each partner has chosen one or more inclusive topics that they are going to focus on, being cultural diversity, age diversity, diversity in social status, and inclusion of children with special needs. Also some partners will investigate the possibilities of connecting musical education with movement and dance.
Understanding each other better, bridging gaps and overcoming differences are the big challenges that we as a society face, and music is a great tool for achieving just that.