Björk Programme To Teach Primary School Children In New York - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Björk Programme To Teach Primary School Children In New York

Published May 24, 2012

Artist Björk Guðmundsdóttir, in conjunction with the New York Public Library and others, will be creating an interactive learning programme for children in playschool and grade school.
As the New York Daily News reports, the programme utilizes the iPad’s touchscreen technology, to teach children about a variety of subjects, from music, to the natural world, to lunar phases and the movement of tectonic plates.
The programme will begin in July, and will be open to children aged 3 to 11. It will be held at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan from July through December.
At an event unveiling the programme, Björk explained, “It’s not a bookish thing. You cannot learn to make music … from a book. I love books; they’re like the best ever. There are things you can only learn from books, but it’s also important to introduce the physical aspects. So for me, it was very important to make, somehow, music education that was physical.”
For more information on the programme, you can also check here and here.

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