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ERIC Number: EJ976295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0077-5762
Social Networking and Democratic Practices as Spheres for Innovative Musical Learning
Thorgersen, Cecilia Ferm; Georgii-Hemming, Eva
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v111 n1 p160-176 2012
This chapter takes into account and discusses innovative learning in the 21st digital and communicative century based on life-world-phenomenology and Hannah Arendt's view of democracy. From this point of view, the authors address and discuss how democratic practices can offer innovative musical learning in relation to what is taking place in research and educational projects in Sweden and the Nordic countries. They mainly focus on settings from everyday life, in which human beings are more or less surrounded by and interact with music and technology. Toward the end of the chapter, the authors also reference and provide examples of projects that are organized by governmental resources as well as those inside the process of formal education. They do so because official initiatives provide important information on contemporary understanding(s) of the values of music education. They hope that this section will contribute to further reflections on different views on the significance of music education. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden