ACQUISITION OF MUSICAL CULTURAL VALUES IN PRIMARY EDUCATION: APPRAISING THE VIRTUE OF HOLISTIC APPROACH

Jelena Badjanova, Dzintra Ilisko

Abstract


The paper reviews current tendencies in making sense of the concept of holism as well as analyses relevant theoretical studies in social science about the substance and significance of holistic approach to shaping the content of primary education and to facilitating the acquisition of musical cultural values. Analysis of scientific literature germane to this topic suggested the following research aim – to ascertain the expediency of holistic approach to facilitating the acquisition of musical cultural values in primary school with due concern for enriching learners’ spiritual and physical experience. The empirical study reported on in this paper draws on survey data obtained from primary education teachers in different regions of Latvia. The survey allowed for evaluating and comparing the views of primary school subject teachers on holistic approach to facilitating the acquisition of musical cultural values in Latvian primary schools

Keywords


holism; holistic approach; holistic education; musical cultural values; primary education teacher; primary school

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17770/ercs2013.2168

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