ERIC Number: EJ828943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Toward the Purposeful Engagement of Students with Artists
Freer, Patrick K.
Teaching Artist Journal, v5 n4 p269-278 Oct 2007
Sound Learning is a partnership among the Georgia State University (GSU) School of Music's Center for Educational Partnerships in Music (CEPM), the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, professional musicians in the Atlanta area, and schools in metropolitan Atlanta. It is a curriculum-based music education partnership designed to enrich children's music learning and advance the role of music in children's development and interdisciplinary learning. In this article, the author examines the effectiveness of the Sound Learning model in which students achieve "purposeful engagement" by working with artists as artists. The author begins with a general description of Sound Learning, proceeds to specific findings of the evaluation process and concludes with implications for artists who seek to "purposefully engage" students in the process and product of artistry and musicianship.
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Art Education, Art Activities, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Learner Engagement, Program Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Learning Experience, Student Experience, Experiential Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Audience: Support Staff
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