Department of Music Therapy, signed an MOU with Yonsei University Rehabilitation School
On July 22, 2021, Department of Music Therapy, Graduate School (Director: Professor Hyun Ju Chong) and Yonsei University Rehabilitation School (Principal: Ye Kyung Joo) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of education and research for students with physical disabilities.
(From the left) Ga Eul Yoo (assistant professor of music therapy, graduate school), Soo Ji Kim (head of music therapy education, graduate school of education), Ye Kyung Joo (principal of Yonsei Rehabilitation School), Yoon Shin Cho (head of research division, Yonsei Rehabilitation School), Chun-Kyeong Cheon (vice principal of Yonsei Rehabilitation School)
The two institutions are wiling to cooperate mutually in order to offer professor music-therapeutic education for Special Educational Needs(SEN). Moreover, they will build a therapeutic-education service system to meet the developmental and socio-psychological needs of SEN. Thus Ewha's Department of Music Therapy Education will be in charge of running and conducting research of Music Therapy Education Program by dispatching students and researchers.
Ewha Music Therapy Major has been actively conducting various school-community programs based on accumulative educational and clinical infrastructure. Also, it has been playing a leading role in developing and expanding various therapeutic programs for those who require special needs. On the other hand, Yonsei University's Rehabilitation School is an institution for helping out physically disabled people, and was founded in 1964 by Yonsei University. They have been offering systematic and individual education for the disabled students. Moreover, as Village-Innovation School, the Rehabilitation School has been contributing to the development of future-aimed educational models that may satisfy the needs of students in cooperation with the local community.
This MOU is expected to become a meaningful opportunity for building a great cooperation model that may expand support for the SEN via music therapy within cooperation with the local community.