Technology of Education and Music Teaching: New Responses to Old Issues

Technology of Education and Music Teaching: New Responses to Old Issues

Roberto Agostini

Abstract

This chapter discusses the relationship between education technologies and music teaching with reference to four activities developed in an Italian middle school as part of the project of experimentation “Classi2.0.” This project aimed to enhance the ability to perform songs in ensemble and offer experience in the practice of arranging. It also sought to strengthen rhythmic competences, and offer experience in composing rhythms using digital sequencers while also stimulating critical reflections on the musical taste of the class. Furthermore the project sought to provoke critical reflection on media and youth consumption practices.

Citation

Agostini, R. (2012). Technology of Education and Music Teaching: New Responses to Old Issues. In P. Pumilia-Gnarini, E. Favaron, E. Pacetti, J. Bishop, & L. Guerra (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Didactic Strategies and Technologies for Education: Incorporating Advancements (pp. 27-37). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Available at: http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/technology-education-music-teaching/72054

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