Being and becoming musical: towards a cultural ecological model of early musical development (2013–2015)

Early childhood is a period of rapid growth in which pathways for learning and life are mapped out through experiences in culture and community. Studies in music psychology and cognition indicate the power of music to shape human thought and activity, yet paradoxically, our understanding of young children's early learning in and through music is minimal. This study of young children's music engagement in cultural context in informal, non-formal and formal learning contexts will: propose a cultural ecological model of early music development, contribute new knowledge concerning the role of music in development, and inform early years policy and practice.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council