Explore your Voice: a Journey into Sound

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Concept by: Petra Mundi

Description

Schools tend to be noisy places. 30% of teachers have problems with their voices, causing discomfort, sick leave or even premature retirement. A single millimetre of body realignment can bring about an obvious and immediate improvement in the resonance of your voice; minor adjustments to classroom elements can have a major effect on acoustics, yet many university teacher-training programmes neglect to include this vital area in their curriculum.

This dynamic and interactive course offers basic training in improving classroom acoustics, voice projection, articulation, rhythm and alignment. Beyond the physics and anatomy of sound, it also suggests techniques which involve active listening, raising hearing above all the other senses, training your critical ear, creating a sound landscape, building silence into schools, combating background noise and many other practical features which investigate the effect sound, noise and silence have on your teaching and your students. You will be encouraged to practice your breathing, intonation and posture to protect your most precious instrument, your voice, and use sound and silence to increase motivation and make your classroom interventions audible, effective, healthy and sustainable.

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to understand how to: 
  • Hold your body to improve the quality of your voice
  • Improve the acoustics of your working space
  • Use intonation, rhythm and volume to improve audibility
  • Project your voice and use silence to increase effectivity
  • Use sound in lesson planning and evaluation
  • Coach your learners’ voices

Target audience

  • Teachers: primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs; 
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors; 
  • Headteachers, principals and managers of schools.

Head teacher of Arts and Wellbeing Courses: Susan Gagliano

Do you want to take more than one course? Build your own 2-week Course!

Is there any doubt you want to clarify? Contact us (teachertraining@europass.it or by Facebook); we will try to answer all your questions as soon as possible.

Specifics

  • Lessons: classes will take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Activities: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usuallly on Saturday).
  • Price: 480€

Next courses in Tenerife

  • 18-23 November 2019
  • 16-21 December 2019
  • 20-25 January 2020
  • 17-22 February 2020
  • 16-21 March 2020
  • 20-25 April 2020
  • 18-23 May 2020
  • 15-20 June 2020
  • 20-25 July 2020
  • 17-22 August 2020
  • 21-26 September 2020
  • 19-24 October 2020

Next courses in Drogheda

  • 25-30 November 2019
  • 27 January - 1 February 2020
  • 24-29 February 2020
  • 23-28 March 2020
  • 27 April - 2 May 2020
  • 25-30 May 2020
  • 22-27 June 2020
  • 27 July - 1 August 2020
  • 24-29 August 2020
  • 28 September - 3 October 2020
  • 26-31 October 2020

Next courses in Berlin

  • 4-9 November 2019
  • 2-7 December 2019
  • 6-11 January 2020
  • 3-8 February 2020
  • 2-7 March 2020
  • 6-11 April 2020
  • 4-9 May 2020
  • 1-6 June 2020
  • 6-11 July 2020
  • 3-8 August 2020
  • 7-12 September 2020
  • 5-10 October 2020

Next courses in Florence

  • 11-16 November 2019
  • 9-14 December 2019
  • 13-18 January 2020
  • 10-15 February 2020
  • 9-14 March 2020
  • 30 March - 4 April 2020
  • 13-18 April 2020
  • 11-16 May 2020
  • 8-13 June 2020
  • 29 June - 4 July 2020
  • 13-18 July 2020
  • 10-15 August 2020

Not a EU teacher? This course is for you too!

Although our courses are designed with the European Union Erasmus + program in mind, they are also open to teachers from all non-E.U. countries. Over the last few years we have welcomed increasing numbers of teachers from the USA and Japan, among others.

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