It presents arguments for including in school music classrooms the music that students enjoy outside of school. It describes Musical Futures, an approach to informal music learning developed from understanding how popular musicians learn and adopting these practices for the music classroom. Citing examples of nationwide research on Musical Futures from secondary schools in England, the chapter balances benefits and challenges of adopting the approach, and considers implications of a focus in school on the process rather than the product of music making. The authors argue that framing and aspiring to music making as leisure through this particular pedagogical approach could stand to benefit students, teachers, schools, and society. Keywords: Musical Futures , school music , leisure , identity , informal learning , aspiration.
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Product Details Price. Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program. Become an affiliate. His teaching and scholarship are informed by his fourteen years as a school music educator. His work emphasizes connections between schooling and society, with a focus on lifelong engagement in and with music and the arts.
Gemma Cairney joins playwright and critic Bonnie Greer at the British Museum to discuss her love of anglo saxon objects. Gemma Cairney joins playwright and author Bonnie Greer at the British Museum, a place she loves to spend her leisure time. Bonnie will be discussing the intricate designs of Anglo-Saxon objects that have multi-layered symbolic meanings and tell stories that can relate to arts and culture today. She moved to London in the mid 80s inspired by an article on the Jazz Warriors, and acquired British Citizen ship in She was awarded an OBE in for her contribution to the arts.
In the twentieth century, American teenagers were often among the first to embrace new innovations in commercialized leisure. Teens found in music, dance, movies, and other recreations opportunities to experiment with new identities, form relationships with peers, and assert their independence from parents. At various times, teenage leisure practices alternately reaffirmed and challenged the values of the dominant culture. Invariably, those challenges to mainstream values, both real and imagined, spurred moral panics over the seemingly corrupting influence of mass culture and made teenagers and entertainment industries targets of reform. Teenage leisure was thus the site of numerous struggles for cultural authority in which teenagers, entertainment industries, parents, reformers, and government officials all jockeyed for position and control.