ERIC Number: ED291627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Integrating a Music Curriculum into an External Degree Program Using Computer Assisted Instruction.
Brinkley, Robert C.
This paper outlines the method and theoretical basis for establishing and implementing an independent study music curriculum. The curriculum combines practical and theoretical paradigms and leads to an external degree. The computer, in direct interaction with the student, is the primary instructional tool, and the teacher is involved in indirect consultative interaction with the student. The design of the curriculum involves "educational goals clarification," a process by which the students develop a body of information about themselves in order to clarify goals. Through computer assisted instruction (CAI), the intended and resultant curricula begin to merge. This program is oriented toward general studies of music rather than vocational orientation. More than one-half of the program consists of required courses in arts and humanities, science and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences. Through computer assisted instruction, course offerings could be expanded to include music history, theory orchestration, composition, and keyboard skills. Through Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), digital synthesizers can talk to each other or other computers. The external degree study program exemplifies a union of theory and practicality for the learner who is ready to assume the responsibility for self-directed learning. (SM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
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