Invitation to the project closing webinar
Future Songwriting has introduced composing with digital tools in classrooms in Finland, Germany and France, producing 100 songs and training 81 teachers. Aiming for equal access to music regardless of background or whether one can play an
instrument, the project is rooted in Finnish education and combines best practices, innovation and the expertise of professional musicians.
A webinar on 10th December 2020 at 4 pm CET will give you an idea of how it was done, what worked and what didn’t, and what we can learn from the process. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to get an overview of this major European project that could shape the future of music education. Meet the team of researchers, teachers and the project’s coordinators, and ask your questions!
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The two-year project was impacted by the COVID19 pandemic, with school pilots postponed from spring to autumn2020. Teachers and pupils of 15schools created songs, had fun, picked up valuable insight and shared the joy of music. As a response to the travel restrictions, teachers took part in online training when it was necessary, and pupils presented their songs to and celebrated their achievements with their classmates rather than the whole school community.
The school pilots were accompanied by research activities, examining the role of technology and the teachers’ experiences. By joining the webinar, you will gain a deeper understanding of the project, and have the opportunity to ask your questions after each presentation:
Heidi Partti and Jussi Puukka of the University of Arts Helsinki carried out an investigation into the training of teachers. With the possibility of informing actual policies, they surveyed how teachers felt about the process, and what they took away from the pilots.
Julia Weber & Christian Rolle from the University of Cologne focused on children’s composing strategies, witnessing and analyzing how the pupils of 6 German schools worked on their songs.
Rafael Ramirez of Pompeu Fabra University presents findings on the use of technology, also tackling the question of how human creativity can be assisted by digital tools.
The webinar closes with teachers from Finland, Germany and France sharing their take on the Future Songwriting project; giving an account of the applicability of the INTO-method in music education.
Future Songwriting introduces a new model to music education. Using creativity and digital tools to activate children’s innate potential; the project aims to pave the way for the future of teaching music. The two-year project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission.