ERIC Number: EJ710797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-1
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The Music Curriculum as Lived Experience: Children's "Natural" Music-Learning Processes
Music Educators Journal, v91 n4 p27 Mar 2005
Music educators in many countries have attempted to close the gap between two musical worlds: that of pupils' musical culture outside school and that of the classroom. However, while the former musical world, represented by various popular musics, now makes up a major part of curriculum content, the informal learning practices of the musicians who create these musics have not normally been recognized or adopted as teaching and learning strategies within classrooms. The gap between the two musical worlds has, in that crucial sense, remained unbridged. This article discusses a current UK research project that aims to investigate the feasibility and possible benefits of bringing at least some aspects of informal music-learning practices into the high school music classroom.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Creative Activities, Singing, Music, Music Teachers, Learning Strategies, Informal Education, Music Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)