Knowledge and music education : a social realist account /

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Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group,, New York, United States, p.xi, 243 pages : (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst00885362, (OCoLC)fst00903252, (OCoLC)fst01030365, aat, Changements., Curriculum change., Education, Secondary., Enseignement secondaire., Étude et enseignement, fast, Instruction and study, Music, Musique, Programmes d'études, secondary education.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Part 1. Theoretical Matters. Knowledge and its discontents ; A theory of knowledge for education ; A discipline in search of an episteme ; The discipline recontextualized-Part 1 ; The discipline recontextualized-Part 2 ; A subject in search of an episteme -- Part 2. Into the Classroom. Recontextualising the horizontal part one : a justification and an example ; Recontextualising the horizontal part two : the portal to the esoteric : language in the classroom ; Making the tacit visible and audible ; Curriculum Coherence: Connecting Knowledge-that with Know-how-to for Deep Learning ; From design to delivery: a mixed modalities approach ; From design to delivery: into the classroom ; Concepts in other contexts -- Part 3. Looking to the Future. Crossing the stylistic divide ; Music Education for the Future."Knowledge and Music Education: A Social Realist Account explores current challenges for music education in relation to wider philosophical and political debates, and seeks to find a way forward for the field by rethinking the nature and value of epistemic knowledge in the wake of postmodern critiques. Focusing on secondary school music, and considering changes in approaches to teaching over time, this book seeks to understand the forces at play that enhance or undermine music's contribution to a socially just curriculum for all. The author argues that the unique nature of disciplinary-derived knowledge provides students with essential cognitive development, and must be integrated with the turn to more inclusive, student-centered, and culturally responsive teaching. Connecting theoretical issues with concrete curriculum design, the book considers how we can give music students the benefits of specialized subject knowledge without returning to a traditional past"--