Course Number: 438*/3.0 3L, S (Course Code Explanation)
Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students
Area(s): Music Education
Instructor(s): Dr. Ben Bolden
Day(s) and Time(s): M: 1.00-2.30, W: 11.30-1.00
Advanced study and synthesis of educational theories and practices in music introduced in music education courses. Students are expected to engage in independent and cooperative study of agreed upon topics.
As a community of scholars we will work to identify and understand contemporary issues that affect music education practice and shape musical learning. As individuals, we will consider how knowledge of these issues might influence our own teaching. We will begin by examining the assumptions—our own and those of our profession—that guide our teaching: how we teach, what we teach, who we teach, and the goals of our teaching. We will work to deeply understand a variety of music education perspectives and approaches—some familiar, and some new. Then, as individually unique music educators, we will each strive to reconcile new ideas with existing assumptions—to engage in the ongoing development of personal professional practice.