The Educational Model “Rhythms Around the World”: Student-Teachers Learn to Transmit Traditional Musics to Pupils in Primary and Secondary Education
The educational model “Rhythms Around the World” was developed at the teacher-training course of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Based on this model, a curriculum has been developed that offers student-teachers the opportunity to learn how to translate their knowledge and skills regarding traditional musics from around the world to music lessons in primary and secondary education. By means of this curriculum, student-teachers develop the musical competences of a traditional music under the guidance of a non-Western musician. Furthermore, student-teachers learn how to analyse the transmission and learning processes of traditional musics and how to design, to execute, and to reflect on lessons in traditional musics based on those transmission and learning processes. In this chapter, the cultural-diverse perspective on music education underlying the educational model “Rhythms Around the World”, its educational and ethnomusicological background, and the six stages of the model will be discussed.