- Priority area: Communication
- Primary audience: Educators
- Delivery mode: Group training, consultancy, professional services
- Strength of evidence: Level 3 – Promising research evidence
- AEDC sub-domains:
- Communication skills and general knowledge
- Item cost: Variable
The Kodály concept was inspired by the philosophies of the Hungarian composer and educator Zoltan Kodály (1882–1967). Throughout Kodály's writings are the notions that a person cannot be complete without music and that music serves to develop a person on all levels – emotionally, spiritually and intellectually.
The Kodály method aims to improve intonation, rhythm skills and music literacy, which benefits the development of motor skills, reading, maths concepts, perception and concept formation.
Kodály-trained music teachers are required to work in accordance with the VEYLDF.
Costs vary depending on the provider.
- Target population: children.
- Program/practice descriptions and details: Kodály music teachers offer children stimulating and enjoyable music lessons while addressing the need to teach the 'whole person' in a sequential and logical manner. Children's songs, singing games and folk dances are an integral part of lessons and used to enhance active learning and enjoyment.
- Staffing: educators should participate in Kodály lessons, learning alongside children in order to extend on children's experience in between lessons.
Item uses these practice principles
- Reflective practice
- Partnerships with families
- High expectations for every child
- Respectful relationships and responsive engagement
- Equity and diversity
- Assessment for learning and development
- Integrated teaching and learning approaches
- Partnerships with professionals
Item responds to these sub-outcomes
- Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
- Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work
- Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media.