Call for Papers: EETP Vol. 19, No 3(74): Literature and music in children's education


One of the outstanding Polish composers, Krzysztof Napiórkowski, promoting his album "Sonety Krymskie" based on the poetry of Adam Mickiewicz, said "(...) In music, and art in general, I am looking for nutritional values, something that I can simply feed myself with, something that will fill me up with energy. Behind every created work of art there is a gigantic energy that was taken from nowhere - perhaps from space, and had to be transferred into this work. I try to use it, not only from the energy itself but also from the content these songs convey. This is what I feed on. Whether it's music written 300 years ago or 2 months ago, it doesn't matter. The most important values for me are those that will be able to nourish me.”

Research shows that music and art support children's learning and stimulate the development of cognitive, personal and social-emotional skills. They allow for building mutual trust and better cooperation, integrating the group. Art is an important element integrating the work of both cerebral hemispheres (the left hemisphere being responsible for logical, scientific and mathematical reasoning, while the perception of colours, music and imagination is managed by the right hemisphere). Simultaneous activation of the cerebral hemispheres makes learning more effective.

We invite researchers to reflect on the role of art in the education of young children, regardless of their research perspective: 

  • literature in music; 
  • literature and music;
  • music in literature;
  • Liberal Arts - in STEAM approach - where A represents the ethics, ideals, moral values, language creativity and communication, emotional and physical expression grouped into overlapping categories of Humanities & Social Studies. It introduces into education the basic understanding of how society developed with its cultural attitudes, ethics, constructs and customs in the past, to be effective and meaningful in the present as well as to create a sustainable future. As Georgette Yakman explains, the liberal arts add the “who & why” to the “what & how” of STEAM

Deadlline for submission: 2024-03-20