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Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education (Hardcover)
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The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education is a comprehensive resource that draws together burgeoning research on the use of technology in music education from around the world. Rather than follow a procedural how-to approach, this companion considers technology, musicianship, and pedagogy from a philosophical, theoretical, and empirically driven agenda. Each chapter provides signposts to support future research.
Over forty chapters consider the major aspects of the use of technology in music education in four sections:
- Part 1. General. The first section provides a platform for the rest of the volume and begins by examining the historical and philosophical contexts of technology in music. It also addresses topics such as special education, cognition, experimentation, and audience engagement alongside issues such as gender and information and communication technologies in music education.
- Part 2. Real Worlds. The second section establishes several real world scenarios that relate to music, technology and education such as computers, composition, performance, and the curriculum.
- Part 3. Virtual Worlds. The third section explores the virtual world of learning through our understanding of media, video games, and online collaboration.
- Part 4. Developing and Supporting Musicianship. The final section highlights the framework for providing support and development for teachers, using technology to understand and develop musical understanding.
The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education will appeal to undergraduates, postgraduates, music educators, teacher training specialists, and music education researchers. It will serve as an ideal introduction to the issues surrounding technology in music education.