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ERIC Number: EJ951324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Learning Theories: Insights for Music Educators
Isbell, Dan
General Music Today, v25 n2 p19-23 Jan 2012
Effective music educators often recognize that there is more than one way to teach a musical objective and understand that a specific approach may be more appropriate than another in a given setting. To meet contemporary demands, music educators need to be smart--understanding the nuances of various theories of learning, savvy--understanding their own learning style and how that may affect teaching effectiveness, and sensitive--understanding that teaching is situated in particular contexts. The music teacher's full potential may not be fully realized, however, unless that person is skilled enough to teach in a variety of ways. In this article, the author provides a basic overview and examples of diverse approaches to the classroom and offers practical suggestions for implementing these ideas in music classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A