Debates in Music Teaching
Edited by Chris Philpott, Gary Spruce
Published May 17th 2012 by Routledge – 272 pages
Series: Debates in Subject Teaching
Debates in Music Teaching encourages student and practising teachers to engage with contemporary issues and developments in music education. It aims to introduce a critical approach to the central concepts and practices that have influenced major interventions and initiatives in music teaching, and supports the development of new ways of looking at ideas around teaching and learning in music.
Accessible and comprehensive chapters will stimulate thinking and creativity in relation to theory and practice, and will facilitate readers in reaching their own informed judgements and rationalising their position with deep theoretical knowledge and understanding. Throughout the book, international experts in the field consider key issues including:
Debates in Music Teaching is for all student and practising teachers interested in furthering their understanding of the subject. Including carefully annotated further reading and reflective questions to help shape research and writing, this collection stimulates critical and creative thinking in relation to contemporary debates within music education.
Philosophical, Sociological and Psychological Foundations
The Pedagogy of Music
Chris Philpott is Dean of the School of Education and Reader in Music Education, University of Greenwich, UK.
Gary Spruce is Senior Lecturer in Education with responsibility for Music ITT, Open University, UK, and presently co-editor of The British Journal of Music Education.