On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Portuguese Association for Music Education (APEM), Professor Cristína Brito da Cruz, Director of the Kodály Centre of Portugal compiled a significant study on the most outstanding music education movements in Portugal including an overview of the adaptation of the Kodály - concept as well.

Initiatiated and supported  by APEM and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG), in the study ( brief chronologies are presented of the beginnings in Portugal of the Edgar Willems Method, the Orff Schulwerk and the Kodály Concept of Music Education, references are made to Portuguese people whose training and action were central to the local dissemination of these methods. Schematic comparisons between the three pedagogues - biographical and professional data - and generic comparisons between aspects of the methods: principles, objectives, target audience, activities, type of repertoire, concepts are discussed and a reference bibliography is provided.




About Kodályhub

The Kodály HUB is a public on-line Knowledge Centre in which a Musicbook, a Community, a Calendar and further resources are available to assist teachers in their everyday work. The Songbook contains several hundred songs and music listening materials from all over the world. The songs are analysed using many key, searchable parameters and (when relevant) accompanied by a game or movement activity to support the teaching objectives and increase the enjoyment of the lesson. 

The Kodály HUB was created under an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Programme Kodály HUB - Sing. Learn. Share.

In 2019, 2020, 2021, the maintenance of the Kodály HUB has been supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary and the "Everyday Singing" programme of the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary, the fee of the logo registration was covered by the National Research and Development Office of Hungary.

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