WHAT is Character Education?
Character Education is a broad term that describes the education of children in a method that also expands their moral growth. By teaching character education to children, statistics show an increase in participation and overall grades.
WHY Character Education?
Young people these days get exposed to literally thousands of negative influences through the media and their peers every day.
Character Education AND Music
Why use music as a way to teach character education?
Music has positive effects on students’ emotions and creativity and it makes the learning process more fun!
- It is much easier for children to absorb information that is taught through rhythmic patterns and melodic phrases. It forces students to use several parts of their brain – language, hearing, and rhythmic motor control.
- Music also has positive effects on students’ emotions and creativity – and it makes the learning process much more fun! The lyrics get stuck in students’ heads just like songs from the radio do – so you’ve got phrases such as “Have a positive mindset – decide to give it your very best” running through their minds all day.
- Music makes people of all ages happy. It brings groups of people together and makes them feel more connected to one another. Children enjoy the break from their traditional way of learning.
The Effects of Character Education on Student Behavior http://dc.etsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1863&context=etd