Music Education Webinar: Dr. Juliet Hess (online)
As part of its Music Education Webinar series, Adelphi University Department of Music presents Music Education for Social Change: Constructing an Activist Music Education with Dr. Juliet Hess.
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Music Education for Social Change: Constructing an Activist Music Education
This workshop examines the philosophies of 20 activist-musicians and considers their ideas about PK-12 school music education. Participants will explore the tenets of a tri-faceted pedagogy for music education. The first facet, a Pedagogy of Community, emphasizes building community locally, connecting musics to their sociohistorical contexts, and connecting with others through music. The second facet, a Pedagogy of Expression, focuses on honoring students’ realities through culturally responsive teaching and subsequently inviting them to share their experiences through songwriting. The third facet, a Pedagogy of Noticing, centers critical thinking in music education and encourages a “culture of questioning” (Giroux & Giroux, 2004). Together, we will consider what this tri-faceted pedagogy might mean for music education.