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ERIC Number: EJ822502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
The Natural Learning Process
Criss, Ellen
Music Educators Journal, v95 n2 p42-46 2008
Teacher-educator and researcher Daniel L. Kohut suggests in "Musical Performance: Learning Theory and Pedagogy" that there are many problems that result from the way music teachers often teach. Most teachers focus on the process, not the goal. The Natural Learning Process that Kohut advocates is the same process that young children use when they first learn to walk. The Natural Learning Process works because learning is an activity as natural as breathing. This article describes the five steps involved in the Natural Learning Process. These are: (1) Observation; (2) Mental Imagery; (3) Imitation; (4) Trial and Error; and (5) Practice. Teaching suggestions relating to this process are also described. (Contains 1 table and 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A