Bringing the joy of music and musical instruments to children around the world Expanding introduction of Japanese music education to 40 public schools in Egypt
From November 2022, Yamaha Corporation (hereafter, the Company) will provide instrumental music education using recorders at 40 public schools in the country of Egypt (hereafter, Egypt), the Egypt-Japan School (hereafter, EJS)*1. have started. In Egypt, nine schools have introduced instrumental music education since November 2021, and we will expand the number of schools to promote the spread of
Japanese-style music education.
“Lessons at the Egyptian/Japanese School”
“Lessons at the Egyptian/Japanese School”
As a comprehensive musical instrument manufacturer, our company has spread the merits of “instrumental music education”, where you learn by actually playing musical instruments, to music education sites around the world. Among them, the “School Project”, which has been developed mainly in emerging countries since 2015, is an initiative to help children who have not had the opportunity to touch musical instruments learn the joy of playing. So far, we have provided a total of 1.29 million children (as of March 31, 2022) in seven countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt with opportunities to learn musical instruments, and an environment where they can enjoy playing musical instruments. I have helped create.
This activity is based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Goal 4: “Quality Education”, Goal 10: “Reduce Inequalities” and Goal 17: “Partnerships for the Goals”. In addition to contributing to “Let’s do it”, we aim to develop children’s non-cognitive abilities through instrumental music education, and to formulate a business model for music dissemination activities that are closely related to the educational situation in Egypt.
Expanded the number of schools offering instrumental music education from 9 to 40 in the first year
New teaching materials incorporating Japanese-style music education [Image 3
“State of presentation”
1. Expanded the number of schools offering instrumental music education from 9 to 40 in the first year
From November 2021, we started instrumental music education using recorders for 3rd and 4th grade elementary school students at EJS 9 schools, and have completed the first year of learning. At the end of the school year, each school holds a presentation to present the results of their learning. From November 2022, the number of participating schools will be expanded to 40.
“Music Department Teaching Materials”
2. New teaching materials incorporating Japanese-style music education Together with Tokyo Gakugei University Children’s Future Research Institute*2, we are targeting 3rd grade elementary school students who do not have a well-developed music curriculum. We have created teaching materials for the music department that follow the
appreciation domain (appreciation). By implementing music education using this teaching material at EJS 40 schools, we aim to develop children’s non-cognitive abilities. In addition, when introducing this teaching material, we are conducting music teacher training in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Education and Technical Education, and we plan to continue teacher training in the future. -Comment from EJS Suez Principal Suzan Yousef-
I believe that the greatest advantage of instrumental music education using recorders is that they gain the experience and opportunity to work in groups, so they acquire teamwork skills. It also has something in common with the activities of Tokkatsu*3.
*1 Egyptian Japanese Schools (EJS)
“Egyptian Japanese School” (EJS) is a public school that provides Japanese-style education in Egypt, which was opened with financial support from JICA.
*2 NPO Tokyo Gakugei University Children’s Future Research Institute We are an NPO that aims to customize the educational achievements of Tokyo Gakugei University according to various needs and return that know-how to the community.
As a basic component of the Japanese-style curriculum, extracurricular activities called “special activities” are introduced at the elementary level. Through these special activities, it is hoped that children will develop their own motivation to learn, as well as fairness and cooperativeness that will be fostered within the group. [Image 5
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