ERIC Number: EJ1072968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Philosophy in the Music Classroom: Poststructuralist Lessons from "The Lego Movie"
Richerme, Lauren Kapalka
Music Educators Journal, v102 n1 p62-68 Sep 2015
This article introduces some of the practices in which various poststructuralist authors engage and suggests applications for music education. First, an explanation of how some poststructuralist authors embrace exclusions and how music educators might draw on such thinking and action is offered. Second, the article articulates various poststructuralist authors' distinction between difference between identities and difference as open variation, noting how music educators might emphasize the latter. Finally, poststructuralist writings related to the roles of teachers and students are examined and applied to music education. Throughout the article, "The Lego Movie" serves as a metaphor for aspects of poststructuralism. Music educators might draw on various poststructuralist writings to engage with questions related to embracing excluded practices and people, emphasizing difference, and considering how they might differ with students along divergent paths.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Music Education, Music Teachers, Self Concept, Teacher Role, Films, Teaching Methods, Music, Student Role
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