10 Min Tips to Teach Music

EP 31: Cycles of Learning

February 4, 2019

In the year I was born, 1967, Kraplus and Thier developed something they called the Learning Cycle. It was for the Science Curriculum Improvement Study. It was an inquiry based teaching approach that had 3 phases: Exploration, concept introduction and concept application. The idea was to explore the current situation, introduce the central concept and then apply the skill set. A lot like music classes - we teach a concept and then apply it to the skill set.

Since 1967, many different variations of this idea have been developed, all with the same idea - explore before introduction and application. A popular version of the Learning Cycle is the 5-E model--Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate (Bybee, 1997). This model adds Engage and Evaluate to bookend the process. Again a lot like music classes. Listen to the podcast to find out more. 

For podcast support, go to: http://www.klerrisacustommusic.com.au

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App