Teaching for musical understanding

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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press,, United Kingdom, p.xiii, 267 pages : illustrations, music ; (2015)



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Instruction and study, Instruction and study., Music, Social constructionism.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Learning: an embodied, constructive process -- Learning: a sociocultural, constructive process -- Learning music through embodied, constructive process -- Learning music through sociocultural, constructive process -- Music learning as musical problem solving -- Performing, listening and creating problems -- Thinking about learners in planning musical problems -- Entry-level musical problems -- Middle-level musical problems -- Planning units of study -- Complex musical problems -- Connecting to other ways of understanding.Ideal for introductory music education, philosophy and psychology of music education, and music education methods courses, Teaching for Musical Understanding explains current research-based theories of how students learn in order to show prospective and practicing music teachers how to teach effectively. Author Jackie Wiggins draws on her twenty-two years of experience teaching K-12 music and twenty years of teaching in higher education to demonstrate how theory applies to music education. The text is deeply grounded in the work of social constructivist theorists and researchers in both education and music education. The third edition takes a cultural psychology perspective, giving more attention to sociocultural influences and to the roles of learner agency in learning process. It includes in-depth examples of assessment practices in music classrooms, stories "from the trenches," and more extensive use of endnotes and citations [Publisher description]