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ERIC Number: EJ903786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
"There Is No End to Learning": Lifelong Education and the Joyful Learner
Roulston, Kathryn
International Journal of Music Education, v28 n4 p341-352 Nov 2010
Originally aimed at young learners, Robert Schumann's maxim that "There is no end to learning" also applies to increasing numbers of people beginning and continuing to learn music as adults. This article presents a discussion on how researchers in the field of adult education discuss the adult learner and learning. Topics include: (1) adults' motivations to participate in continuing education; (2) differences in child and adult learners; (3) the notion of "embodiment" in adult learning; and (4) the value of current findings on non-western approaches to adult learning for music educators. The article concludes with recommendations for how music teachers who work with adults might employ strategies learned from adult education to ensure joyful learning experiences for their adult students. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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