Music Learning Today: Digital Pedagogy for Creating, Performing, and Responding to Music

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Oxford University Press, Feb 25, 2014 - Music - 336 pages
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Music Learning Today: Digital Pedagogy for Creating, Performing, and Responding to Music presents an approach to conceptualizing and utilizing technology as a tool for music learning. Designed for use by pre- and in-service music teachers, it provides the essential understandings required to become an adaptive expert with music technology, creating and implementing lessons, units, and curriculum that take advantage of technological affordances to assist students in developing their musicianship. Author William I. Bauer makes connections among music knowledge and skill outcomes, the research on human cognition and music learning, best practices in music pedagogy, and technology. His essential premise is that music educators and students benefit through use of technology as a tool to support learning in the three musical processes - creating, performing, and responding to music. The philosophical and theoretical rationales, along with the practical information discussed in the book, are applicable to all experience levels. However, the technological applications described are focused at a beginning to intermediate level, relevant to both pre-service and in-service music educators and their students.
 

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Dr. William I. Bauer is Associate Professor and Director of the Online Master of Music in Music Education program at the University of Florida. He has previously taught in K-12 and higher education in the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Virginia. Dr. Bauer has written book chapters, published articles in leading music education journals, and presented in many venues throughout the U. S. and abroad. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Certified Teacher, and is currently a member of the Journal of Music Teacher Education editorial board.

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