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Dakon, Jacob M.; Cloete, Elene – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
In this qualitative case study, we used participant observation and interviews to examine Violet, a Flemish string youth orchestra. In doing so, we identify the qualities that constitute an 'eclectic' ensemble space, herein defined as a musical environment that uses a blend of informal and formal learning practices. Moreover, we emphasize how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Music Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Yang, Yang; Welch, Graham – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
Recent literature suggests that traditional approaches in folk music education are not necessarily compatible with the pedagogical conventions of formal music education. Whilst several recent studies have tended to define these non-classical-music learning contexts as "informal", the practice of folk music that was recently introduced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Case Studies, Folk Culture
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Costes-Onishi, Pamela – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
The objective of this study is to address the important questions raised in literature on the intersections between formal and informal learning. Specifically, this will be discussed within the concept of "productive dissonance" and the pedagogical tensions that arise in the effort of experienced teachers to transition from the formal to…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Experienced Teachers, Conventional Instruction, Music Education
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McPhail, Graham – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
Informal learning has become a prominent theme in music education literature in recent times. Many writers have called for a new emphasis on informal knowledge and pedagogy as the way forward for music education. The position taken in this paper is that a central issue for music education is the accommodation of a tension between types of…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Music Education, Rock Music, Music Teachers