Debates in Music Teaching

1st Edition

Chris Philpott, Gary Spruce

Published May 17, 2012
Textbook - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780415597623 - CAT# Y111446
Series: Debates in Subject Teaching

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Debates in Music Teaching encourages student and practising teachers to engage with contemporary issues and developments in music education. It aims to introduce a critical approach to the central concepts and practices that have influenced major interventions and initiatives in music teaching, and supports the development of new ways of looking at ideas around teaching and learning in music.

Accessible and comprehensive chapters will stimulate thinking and creativity in relation to theory and practice, and will facilitate readers in reaching their own informed judgements and rationalising their position with deep theoretical knowledge and understanding. Throughout the book, international experts in the field consider key issues including:

  • the justification for music in the school curriculum
  • partnerships in music education and the identity of the music teacher
  • technology and conceptions of musicianship
  • social justice and music education
  • the place of diverse musical genres and traditions in the music curriculum
  • critical thinking and music education
  • autonomy and integrity for music in cross-curricular work
  • the politics, sociology and philosophy of music education.

Debates in Music Teaching is for all student and practising teachers interested in furthering their understanding of the subject. Including carefully annotated further reading and reflective questions to help shape research and writing, this collection stimulates critical and creative thinking in relation to contemporary debates within music education.


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