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Music meaning and transformation: meaningful music making for life

Dillon, Steven C. (2007) Music meaning and transformation: meaningful music making for life. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

This book and the series which builds on the philosophy examines the musical experiences that students find meaningful and ways in which teachers, parents and community music leaders might provide access to meaningful music education. This is particularly relevant today because school music often fails to provide sustainable access to music making for life, health and wellbeing beyond school. The book seeks to reframe the focus of music education within a pragmatist philosophy and provide a framework that is culturally and chronologically inclusive. The proposed book is aimed at current and pre-service music teachers, community music leaders and coaches and designed to be a useful professional development tool and reference resource for teacher/community arts workers. Secondary audiences for the book would include all general and trainee elementary school teachers and interested teachers in disciplines other than music particularly those from the community arts concerned with music, cultural health and wellbeing in community settings. Another secondary market would be private music teachers in the community and recreational music-making coaches who need strategies and techniques for the provision of culturally inclusive music experiences within complex multi cultural and cross cultural settings.

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ID Code: 6703
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Posted with the permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution is permitted without permission of the copyright owner.
Keywords: Meaningful engagement, Student as maker, Teacher as Builder, constructivism, Music and flow
ISBN: 9781847182135
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Musicology and Ethnomusicology (190409)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Steven C. Dillon
Deposited On: 28 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 11 May 2012 08:37

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