1st Training Session
Introduction to BRAILLE Musicography (I)
Trainer: Rui Magno Pinto
For Music Teachers and Education and Culture Professionals interested in Musical Training for All
These training activities will be individually certified as “Ações de Curta Duração” (ACD) (Short Duration Courses) by Pró-Inclusão (National Association of Special Education Teachers), as provided for in the Regime Jurídico da Formação Contínua de Professores (Legal Framework for Continuing Education for Teachers).
Braille Musicography is complementary to the writing system invented two centuries ago by Louis Braille, in which the alphabetical order is combined in the binary variation of six possible points. Today, it remains an indispensable mediation tool in the teaching-learning process of music theory for students who are blind, partially sighted, or have low vision. Knowledge of its fundamentals, even if rudimentary, can provide musical education for this community beyond auditory memorization, with the use of symbolic representation for conceptual apprehension of the musical phenomenon.
This session introduces the theme, questions solutions, evaluates constraints and, above all, opens perspectives for music teachers to acquire new pedagogical skills and envision future projects in this area.