Musical chairs: a case and commentary about creating inclusive educational practices

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Cara, Coral (2007) Musical chairs: a case and commentary about creating inclusive educational practices. International Journal of the Humanities, 5 (7). pp. 215-222. ISSN 1447-9508


To create effective and accessible teaching and learning one often has to create paradigm shifts that get educators to think outside of the square; to think deeply about what they do and why they do it. Musical chairs is a children's game that is often played in which a set of chairs is arranged in a line or semi circle. Music is played as the children dance around and it is when the music stops that the children rush to find a seat. Each time this is repeated, one or more chairs are removed; which means that children who can't get a seat, go 'out' until there is ultimately only one chair left with one 'winner'. This case writing looks at a session conducted for First year preservice teachers in their teacher training course.

Item type Article
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 9399 Other Education and Training
Keywords ResPubID12824, inclusive educational practices, accessible learning, improving student learning, ethos conducive to learning, supportive learning environment, using games to enhance learning, inclusive teaching, working with diversity
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