Remixing the Classroom

Remixing the Classroom : Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education

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In a delightfully self-conscious philosophical "mash-up," Randall Everett Allsup provides alternatives for the traditional master-apprentice teaching model that has characterized music education. By providing examples across the arts and humanities, Allsup promotes a vision of education that is open, changing, and adventurous at heart. He contends that the imperative of growth at the core of all teaching and learning relationships is made richer, though less certain, when it is fused with a student's self-initiated quest. In this way, the formal study of music turns from an education in teacher-directed craft and moves into much larger and more complicated fields of exploration. Through vivid stories and evocative prose, Randall Everett Allsup advocates for an open, quest-driven teaching model that has repercussions for music education and the humanities more generally.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 198 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 16g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 7 b&w illus.
  • 0253021324
  • 9780253021328

Table of contents

1. Toward Open Encounters
2. Music Teacher Quality and Expertise
3. Learning in Laboratories
4. Looking, Longing for Moral Openings
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Stories, metaphors, analogies and quotes from a variety of sources make the text interesting and bring a welcome lightness to this philosophical work in a way not often found in literature of this disciplinary area. * Journal of Popular Music Education * Allsup's work contributes significantly to music education. It is a twenty-first-century philosophy that puts forward open possibilities that unsettle closures and limitations long present in music education. * Philosophy of Music Education * While the impact of [Allsup's] book on our practice cannot yet be predicted, his re-envisioning of music educators as public intellectuals who can shape discourse through the class, ethnic, gendered, and generational realities of conventional music education bursts with possibilities and encourages readers to consider their larger responsibilities. * Notes *
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About Randall Everett Allsup

Randall Everett Allsup is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at Teachers College Columbia University. He is past chair of the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education (ISPME) and the Philosophy Special Research Interest Group (SRIG) of the Music Education Research Council.
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