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ERIC Number: EJ906226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
BoomTown Music Education and the Need for Authenticity--Informal Learning Put into Practice in Swedish Post-Compulsory Music Education
Karlsen, Sidsel
British Journal of Music Education, v27 spec iss 1 p35-46 Mar 2010
The article reports on a 2-year higher education music programme for young rock musicians in Sweden called BoomTown Music Education. The pedagogical philosophy behind this programme is developed from the findings of two Swedish music education researchers, and the programme exemplifies how knowledge about popular musicians' learning strategies in informal contexts can be utilised when designing post-compulsory music education. The aim of the article is to problematise the BoomTown environment in relation to its informality and authenticity. In addition to a description of the programme, the author's experiences from visiting this education programme are laid out in order to provide the ground for such a problematisation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden