Title

The Melody of Learning

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Dr. Elena Picech

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The Melody of Learning

La melodía del aprendizaje

Music opens numerous doors of creativity and enlightenment when combined with our cognitive development skills. The question is how music can enhance the teaching of foreign languages and other subjects in the classrooms. This paper explores the importance of using music in ways that can be combined with traditional teaching methods. Music can be used as a tool to create more profound and impactful ways in students’ learning. This paper will examine the existing scientific studies about how music impacts cognitive development. We will examine how the various regions of the brain are activated when a person is working on music, mathematics, and languages. Throughout this research, I intend to prove how music can have a positive impact in learning. Furthermore, the essay will take into account how music may benefit students with different learning styles within the classroom. Not only will I be consulting existing research on this topic but I will also take into account the results of a survey that I recently conducted. Also, my personal experience will inform me further on this matter. With each of these pieces of supporting evidence, I will determine the results connected to how music can enhance the teaching of foreign languages.

Zuleyka Valdés

Double Major:

Math Education Grades 5-9 & Spanish P-12 Certification

(Class of 2017)

Research Advisor: Dr. Elena Picech

Location

Barkley Room, Curris Center

Start Date

April 2016

End Date

April 2016

Affiliations

Modern Languages Senior Colloquium

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The Melody of Learning

Barkley Room, Curris Center

The Melody of Learning

La melodía del aprendizaje

Music opens numerous doors of creativity and enlightenment when combined with our cognitive development skills. The question is how music can enhance the teaching of foreign languages and other subjects in the classrooms. This paper explores the importance of using music in ways that can be combined with traditional teaching methods. Music can be used as a tool to create more profound and impactful ways in students’ learning. This paper will examine the existing scientific studies about how music impacts cognitive development. We will examine how the various regions of the brain are activated when a person is working on music, mathematics, and languages. Throughout this research, I intend to prove how music can have a positive impact in learning. Furthermore, the essay will take into account how music may benefit students with different learning styles within the classroom. Not only will I be consulting existing research on this topic but I will also take into account the results of a survey that I recently conducted. Also, my personal experience will inform me further on this matter. With each of these pieces of supporting evidence, I will determine the results connected to how music can enhance the teaching of foreign languages.

Zuleyka Valdés

Double Major:

Math Education Grades 5-9 & Spanish P-12 Certification

(Class of 2017)

Research Advisor: Dr. Elena Picech