Praxial Music Education: Reflections and Dialogues / Edition 1

Praxial Music Education: Reflections and Dialogues / Edition 1

by David J Elliot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195138341

ISBN-13: 9780195138344

Pub. Date: 02/03/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Praxial Music Education is a collection of essays by nineteen internationally recognized scholars in music education. Each essay offers critical reflections on a key topic in contemporary music education.

The starting point of each essay, and the unifying thread of this collection, is the "praxial" philosophy of music education explained in Elliott's

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Overview

Praxial Music Education is a collection of essays by nineteen internationally recognized scholars in music education. Each essay offers critical reflections on a key topic in contemporary music education.

The starting point of each essay, and the unifying thread of this collection, is the "praxial" philosophy of music education explained in Elliott's Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education (OUP, 1995). This philosophy argues for a socially and artistically grounded concept of music and music education, challenging the field's traditional "absolutist" foundations. Praxial Music Education is both a critical companion to Music Matters, and an independent text on contemporary issues in music education. Among the themes discussed are multicultural music education, the nature of musical understanding, early childhood music education, the nature and teaching of music listening, music curriculum development, and musical creativity.

Praxial music education is a living theory. This unique collection will not only enrich discussions that already use Music Matters as their core, but will globalize current discussions and applications of the praxial philosophy and emphasize the positive and practical values of collaborative efforts in music education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195138344
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/03/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction3
2The praxial philosophy in historical perspective19
3The limits and grounds of musical praxialism52
4The nature of music and musical works79
5Understanding musical understanding98
6Music and knowledge in bodily experience112
7Listening reconsidered123
8Why musical performance? : views praxial to performative142
9Composing and improvising165
10A systems view of musical creativity177
11Praxial foundations of multicultural music education196
12Curriculum : implications of aesthetic versus praxial philosophies219
13Critical matters in early childhood music education249
14What matters in general music?267
15Elementary music education : building cultures and practices281
16Why don't I feel included in these musics, or matters297
17Community music and praxialism : narratives and reflections308

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