Virtual mediation is a collaboration between a mediator and the children who participate in a workshop or concert. The participants have the opportunity to discuss the digital musical experience they have in class and can reinforce what they learn from the activities. These discussions also allow the children to create connections between themselves, the work and the artists to strengthen their experience.
The mediator’s role is to create a playground, a democratic space where everyone can express themselves freely. For teachers, it is a way to observe their class from another angle, in another learning mode, and to get inspiration for their own interactions with their students within the framework of musical activities.
Participating in a virtual mediation activity gives youth the opportunity to interact directly with the mediator and delve into the educational content of the workshops, regardless of geographical location, via the web platform of your choosing.
Virtual mediation, a simple formula
- Virtual mediation occurs in two stages, over two 30-minute periods.
- The preparatory period allows the participants to become familiar with the digital approach and serves as an introduction to the workshop. During this meeting, the participants are immersed in the action through musical games.
- The debrief period allows for active feedback on what was learned during the workshops. This is an opportunity for the children to ask questions about the content of the videos or to share the results of their participation in the workshop.
All you need is a projector, a device with a camera, a microphone and a good internet connection!