Event Title

Reforming Music Pedagogy

Start Date

30-5-2011 2:00 PM

End Date

30-5-2011 2:30 PM

Description

This paper proposes the profound need for a reform in music pedagogy where creativity is nurtured and improvisation and composition are both catalysts and symptoms of this change. A look at the creation, formation and development of the present public education system reveals that the current way of doing things is no longer meeting the needs of students nor society. Some have argued that both the content and method of music education as we know it have become elitist, competitive and alienating, and, in hopes of ensuring excellence, fear in students has also been instigated. Educators are encouraged to reconsider their own views of the function of music education in present-day society. This paper proposes the necessity for music educators to educe or draw out creativity in their students, allowing them to become more fully human and in turn meet the needs of an ever-changing culture and society.

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Reforming Music Pedagogy

This paper proposes the profound need for a reform in music pedagogy where creativity is nurtured and improvisation and composition are both catalysts and symptoms of this change. A look at the creation, formation and development of the present public education system reveals that the current way of doing things is no longer meeting the needs of students nor society. Some have argued that both the content and method of music education as we know it have become elitist, competitive and alienating, and, in hopes of ensuring excellence, fear in students has also been instigated. Educators are encouraged to reconsider their own views of the function of music education in present-day society. This paper proposes the necessity for music educators to educe or draw out creativity in their students, allowing them to become more fully human and in turn meet the needs of an ever-changing culture and society.