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Education and human development

The GEDH (Education and Human Development Group) integrates a group of researchers with experience in teaching as well as in performance and artistic intervention in the community, sharing the ideal of human development and the promotion of social well-being mediated by music.

An eclectic perspective is adopted in terms of research methodology. The LAMCI – Laboratory of Music and Communication in Childhood, created in 2009 following a long work of dissemination and training in the area of Psychology and Musical Pedagogy, offers logistical conditions that make it possible to study behaviors of musical interaction similar to those that can be seen in situations of naturalistic observation.

The group follows a distinctive philosophy, characterized by the adoption of working formulas that articulate Research, Training, Creation and Intervention.

With a strong artistic intervention, some of the works of this group have been recognized internationally for the originality and leadership in the conception of educational practices directed to infancy and early childhood.

Purposes

* Reflect on processes of teaching and learning, cognition and musical enjoyment in an interdisciplinary and comprehensive perspective.

* Investigate processes of communication and musical development since early childhood

* Create methodologies and projects of musical intervention in the community, adapted to populations with specific needs in different educational, social and therapeutic contexts.

* Stimulate the implementation of Edwin Gordon’s musical learning theory in the context of generic and vocational music teaching.

* Promote the field of artistic studies in the infancy by adopting formulas of work that reconcile research, training, artistic creation and intervention in the community.

* Increase the production of works and the formation of human resources within the areas of Music Psychology, Musical Pedagogy and Expressive Therapies.

* Increase the production of works and the formation of human resources within the areas of Music Psychology, Musical Pedagogy and Expressive Therapies.

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Team

Coordinator

Helena Rodrigues

Vice-Coordinator

Paulo Ferreira Rodrigues

PhD Researchers

Celina Arroz; Cristina Faria; Eduardo Lopes; Francisco Cardoso; João Nogueira; João Reigado; Maria Eduarda Carvalho

PhD students

Ana Isabel Pereira; Ariana Perazzo; Carlos Damas; Ekanem Ebinne; Daniela Morais; Luísa Tender; Maria José Barriga; Nuno Arrais; Teresa Marinho

Collaborators

Abel Arez; Adriana AguiarAna Isabel Marques; Ana Paula Almeida; António Ligeiro; António Rocha; António Rodrigues; Carlos Antunes; Cláudia Galante; Fernanda Lopes; Helena CaspurroMaria Alexandra GraçaManuela da Encarnação; Mariana VencesNancy Lee Harper; Ricardo Martins; Susana Cabral;  Tiago Veiga

Services provided to the community

Música de Colo – On Saturday mornings at LAMCI, there are music sessions for parents and babies. A space to INVESTIGATE-FORM-CREATE-INTERVENE

Financed Projects

2015-2018 GermInArte – Artistic Transformation for Social and Human Development since early Childhood

Partnership: LAMCI-CESEM and Theatrical Music Company

Funding Institution: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Coordination: Helena Rodrigues; Executive Coordination: Paulo Ferreira Rodrigues; Art Direction: Paulo Maria Rodrigues

Description: GermInArte has the purpose of qualifying human and professional resources for early childhood, designing and implementing artistic and musical training modalities. More information on www.musicateatral.com/germinarte


2010 – 2014 Opus Tutti – Artistic practices in the creation of social and educational roots

Partnership: LAMCI-CESEM and Theatrical Music Company

Funding Institution: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Coordination: Helena Rodrigues; Art Direction: Paulo Maria Rodrigues

Description: Opus Tutti aimed at the conception of good practices of intervention in the community addressed to childhood and early childhood. It integrated actions aimed at different target audiences. Created models and materials of work directed to the infancy, in an intervention transversal to several educative and social agents; offered several opportunities for artistic enjoyment and social interaction, developed models of “immersive” and “implosive” training in the artistic area; conducted pilot experiments at “Centro Intantil Roseiral”, intervening at the level of cultural and educational practices of families and professionals; Initiated tasks on the description of the behavior of babies and the caregiver-baby dyad, in situations of exposure to artistic performances.