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Resilience in Resonance. Teaching children at risk to play an instrument through music and motion

Dr. Luc Nijs' Creative Europe project Resilience in Resonance has been positively evaluated: congratulations! 

(EAC/S53/2019 “Music Education and Learning”)

In this small scale project, the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (part of Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerp) will deploy easily accessible instrument teaching (clarinet) in order to help children at risk finding their voice, sharing their experiences and building resilience through musical expression. 1) We will apply a previously developed, novel pedagogy of kinemusical improvisation (that is: improvisation through music and motion) in three well-chosen informal learning settings for children at risk in Belgium, Cyprus and Poland. 2) Within these informal learning settings, we will enable children to share their learning process with each other and with their counterparts abroad through digital sharing technology, setting up an interactive learning community.3) At the same time, we will monitor local educators within these settings in order to mainstream best learning practices and to perpetuate learning benefits beyond the terms of the project. 4) Finally, we will develop guidelines on how to transfer learning benefits from this small scale project to other informal learning settings of children at risk in Europe.