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ERIC Number: EJ845431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Music Teaching as Culture: Introducing the "Pontes" Approach
Oliveira, Alda
International Journal of Music Education, v23 n3 p205-216 2005
The "pontes" (bridges) approach may be viewed as a teaching guide for action in music education. It may help music teachers to articulate the different aspects that surround the teaching-learning process, especially those related to cultural interfaces, such as: the student's personal characteristics, the elements and essence of the sociocultural context, student's knowledge and previous musical experiences, and the new knowledge to be learned. The "pontes" approach implies significant musical encounters between the student and the music. "Pontes" relates to: positive attitude, observation, naturalness, technique, expressiveness and sensibilities. This article is based on the partial results of a study about the music pedagogical knowledge of the masters of musical oral traditions. It is organized in two sections: (a) the theoretical basis for the proposed practices; and (b) specific examples for the use of "pontes." (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil