Section V - An Epilogue for the Unfinished
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London, Ontario Canada
Hope and teaching; pedagogy of hope; transforming music education; educational renewal, Estelle Jorgensen
In this chapter, I explore ways in which a disposition of hope can sustain a music teacher’s professional career and personal well-being at a time of uncertainty and changing values and professional practices. I approach hope as a spiritual human disposition capable of motivating action, sustaining energy, and transforming positively those engaged in education. Themes addressed include: the relevance of hope in the context of schooling today, contemporary approaches to the phenomenon of hope, synergies that give rise to hope in education contexts, and ways of engaging with a pedagogy of hope with implications for music teaching and learning.
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McCarthy, M. (2019). Cultivating hope in an uncertain world: Engaging with a pedagogy of hope in music education. In R. E. Allsup & C. Benedict (Eds.), The road goes ever on: Estelle Jorgensen’s legacy in music education (pp. 273-286). London, Ontario: Western University. https://doi.org/10.5206/q1144262.jorgensen.2019.ch20