Digital Skills 4 Music Teachers (DISK) is a project conceived in 2022 with the aim of contributing to the digitisation of music education in Europe. DISK addresses a gap identified in the training of music teachers, specifically in the field of technology and the pedagogical skills needed for a different teaching environment shaped by the new technologies.
The difficulties encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic in teaching music highlighted the urgent need for training appropriate to the context of arts education. Nowadays, the music education is walking towards a combined teaching that takes the advantages that online teaching offers and also embraces the improvements that technology offers for live teaching, combining the best of both environments.
DISK also acknowledges the unique characteristics within the music education field, including the distinct idiosyncrasies of each subject and the distinctive relationships formed between students and teachers, setting it apart from other disciplines. The specific nature of this educational sector calls for a unique learning environment and pedagogical approach.
To provide a scientific framework for the development of various strategies for the digitisation of music education.
To design and test a training curriculum in digital competences for music teachers.
To generate a toolbox for scaling up the digitisation of music education at European level.