A Design of an Interdisciplinary Educational Project in Higher Education: Musical Perception and Heart Rate

Alberto Cabedo-Mas, Lidón Monferrer-Sales, Gil Lorenzo-Valentín
2014 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
This proposal describes a project of horizontal coordination different subjects which aims to be carried out at the Universitat Jaume I of Castellon, Spain. It is undertaken with students of the third year of Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. The project is interdisciplinary and combines music, mathematics and biology. Musical perception and experience can influence people both physically and emotionally. The impact of musical perception can be measured based on the changes in
more » ... t rate. The relationship between musical perception and heart rate can be reflected through mathematical elements. The project expects to develop the integration of these three subjects. The main conclusions of the project arise from a seminar that analyses two key issues. First, a debate on the influences of musical perception in people's specific experiences is held. Second, participants are encouraged to reflect on the importance of interdisciplinary integration in education and the need to promote globalized educational activities.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.660 fatcat:rkbk5e4bszhbxlspwrizdqlm6e