A Symbiotic Link Between Music, Movement, and Social Emotional Learning: Mindful Learning in Early Learners

  • Matt Yanko University of British Columbia
  • Priscilla Yap Burnaby Schools
Keywords: mindful learning, social emotional learning, early childhood education, performing arts, music and movement

Abstract

In the following study we investigate how young learners engage with music and movement to illustrate their understandings and connections to nature. We discover a symbiotic relationship between the performing arts, Social Emotional Learning, and Mindful Learning over the course of six months, and examine the potentials and constraints of this harmonization. Results from this study show that learning in a co-constructivist setting, which allows opportunities for reflective listening, choice, intentional focus, and feedback, supports the development of behavioural and emotional abilities, and empowers students to delve deeper into their connections with nature through composing abstract music and movement pieces.

Published
2020-06-13
How to Cite
YankoM., & YapP. (2020). A Symbiotic Link Between Music, Movement, and Social Emotional Learning: Mindful Learning in Early Learners. LEARNing Landscapes, 13(1), 249-264. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v13i1.1018