Volume 22 Number 10 September 21, 2021

Haiku poetry: An Innovative Approach to Contemporary Music with Primary School Children and College Students

Noemy Berbel
University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Graça Mota
Porto Polytechnic Institute, Portugal

Maravillas Díaz
University of the Basque Country, Spain

Citation: Berbel, N., Mota, G., & Díaz, M. (2021). Haiku poetry: An innovative approach to contemporary music with primary school children and college students. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 22(10). Retrieved from http://doi.org/10.26209/ijea22n10


This article presents one of the actions of the project titled “Re-inhabiting the Neighborhood: Transformation Processes of Empowerment among University-School-Society through Artistic Practices.” Its aim was to introduce haiku poetry in terms of its potential for vocal exploration through collective musical interpretation. Four workshops took place, two in a primary school, and two with students enrolled in the third year of a graduate program for primary school teachers. Results indicate the potential of this kind of poetry as a learning tool in the approach to contemporary music, encompassing such values as collaboration, group cohesion, and a humane music education.

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