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ERIC Number: EJ1012305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
"Passing It On": Beyond Formal or Informal Pedagogies
Cain, Tim
Music Education Research, v15 n1 p74-91 2013
Informal pedagogies are a subject of debate in music education, and there is some evidence of teachers abandoning formal pedagogies in favour of informal ones. This article presents a case of one teacher's formal pedagogy and theorises it by comparing it with a case of informal pedagogy. The comparison reveals affordances of formal pedagogies which informal pedagogies can lack, including conceptual learning, knowledge about music, unfamiliar repertoire, differentiation, directing students and formative feedback. The article suggests that "formal" and "informal" are inadequate ways of conceptualising musical pedagogies and argues instead in favour of categorising pedagogies in relation to their overarching aims. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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