Refocusing the ‘I’ : developing a research agenda for meaningful music making for life

Dillon, Steven C. (2008) Refocusing the ‘I’ : developing a research agenda for meaningful music making for life. In International Society for Music Education Conference, 17-25 July 2008, Bologna, Italy. (Unpublished)

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Abstract: Teaching and learning music in the 21st century in classrooms, studios and community setting is complex. The role and function of music making in contemporary society globally is problematised by cultural, technological and popular notions of what music is and our shifting relationship to it. This paper argues that we need to refocus music education on identity, intrinsicality, inclusion and interpersonal relationships a refocusing of the ‘I’ to give access to meaningful music making for all for life. The paper summarises the author’s research into music and meaning which provides an examination of pragmatist philosophy in practice through the notions of the student as maker, teacher as builder and the school as village. In conclusion, a framework for further research is offered that seeks to highlight the key issues facing post-colonial music education.

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ID Code: 18151
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: No
Keywords: Ontology, Music Education, Intrinsic, meaning, refocusing
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > Music & Sound
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2009 03:34
Last Modified: 10 May 2012 22:50

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