How can I introduce music from different cultures?
Mix wants to make the cultural diversity of students visible and discussable in music class. By giving more recognition to the traditions, customs and cultural baggage of each pupil, all pupils can grow in their own identity.
A reflective attitude towards your own class practice is probably the most important.
Asking yourself what you are already doing well, what you are slightly doing and what you are not doing yet is a good starting point.
Stories from the everyday lives of music education professionals and pupils can be both a starting point and a source of inspiration, thus becoming the 'salt and pepper' in music class.
GO AND EXPLORE!
Can I become more aware of my own approach to diversity in music class?
By creating a mix account you can interact with the mix material.
In this way you can:
- Personalize mix-material and set your goals
- Bookmark what's inspirational for you
- Track your growth
- Gain insights into your opportunities as a music teacher
On the mix platform we also offer a lot of reflection tools to facilitate reflection on your approach and teaching materials, individually or with your colleagues.
How to deal with diversity in music class?
On the one hand, mix zooms in on cultural diversity. This includes linguistic diversity, social diversity, differences in customs and traditions and gender diversity.
On the other hand, mix also zooms in on diversity based on capacities. Here we place diversity in talent, diversity in age and we zoom in on diversity related to special needs.
Mix will give you inspiration and insight to be able to connect to the learning needs of the students. At the same time, we will offer you a whole new world of exchanges, with the possibility to highlight your personal points of interest.