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Tradition and Innovation in Education


Airi Liimets, Marika Veisson, Pertti Kansanen and Edgar Krull

«Tradition and Innovation in Education» presents a number of articles that deal with topics as varied as outdoor education in Estonian kindergartens, student teacher lesson analysis skills, activities that bridge the theory-practice gap and the identity of academics in a changing university environment. In the light of PISA they also discuss how student awareness and the choice of different learning strategies explains the variation in reading proficiency. A user experience evaluation system is offered for pupils with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities, while living, learning and discovery learning is presented as an approach to violin studies for beginners. The volume takes a new look at creativity as being discussed too much and losing its meaning.
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The Violin Studies for Beginners – in a Traditional Way or … ?



This article presents what is referred to as living learning or discovery learning (designed inquiry science), as an approach to violin studies for beginners. Based on a description of the flaws in traditional violin studies and different violin schools in the world, a three-part action research was designed and conducted confirming that integrated violin and solfeggio teaching, an activity-based approach and group work are effective in violin studies for beginners and motivating students. The action research was conducted by one of the authors, violin teacher Laine Sepp, with her students at the Kuressaare Music School.

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