Music Education AMP

A blog to amplify critical statements and openings for discussion in the field of music education.

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  • Considering context alongside content in music education

    It is important for music educators to recognize the role music can play in our interactions with the world. This is particularly noteworthy given our urgent need to address large-scale issues such as climate change and social responsibility. Can employing a lens of context that includes connection and relationships, alongside the delivery of content within music pedagogy, help to create space for deeper learning, engagement, behaviour change, or transformation?

  • Music education, ecology and democracy

    If ecology is a systemic issue about making the world a living space for all human beings and their environment, then music educators have a say in it. It is the responsibility of music educators to reflect on how they can inflect a robust system to make it more democratic in terms of both pedagogy and accessibility. Their ability to enact this responsibility is also about democracy. May we foster the propagation of democratic waves in our society, and may these waves have a sustainable impact on ecology.

  • Corona-undervisning i nutida vokalmusik: En tillbakablick men fortfarande lika aktuellt

    Den svenska sopranen, universitetsläraren och forskaren Lisa Fornhammar bor i Leipzig och undervisar sång som huvudämne och nutida vokalmusik på Mozarteum i Salzburg. Som forskare utvecklar hon pedagogiska koncept inom nutida vokalmusik. I Finland har man kunnat höra henne som sångerska bland annat som solist i “Mysteries of the Macabre” av Ligeti vid Time of Music Festival i Viitasaari. Lisa Fornhammar är doktorand på MuTri Doctoral School på Uniarts Helsinki.

    Inspirerad av Gert Biesta´s texter beskriver hon sina erfarenheter under ett nästan helt års undervisning på distans, fördelar, nackdelar och lärdomar inför framtiden.

  • Tasosuoritusvaatimuksista OPS-tukimateriaaleihin – mikä muuttui SML:n suosituksissa?

    SML:n OPS-tukimateriaalit eivät tue musiikkioppilaitoksia muutoksessa.

  • Oppilaan itseohjautuvuuden tukeminen: opetuksen kaksiteräinen miekka?

    Voiko oppilaan itseohjautuvuuteen liikaa luottava ”oppilaslähtöinen” soitonopetus tuottaa eriarvoisuutta?

  • Motståndets konst – eller vad världen vill lära oss?

    Att vara i världen är att möta motstånd skriver Gert Biesta, nederländsk utbildningsfilosof och teoretiker. Avgörande är vad vi gör med detta ögonblick.

  • Letting Art Teach Five Years After: A Reflection

    Professor Gert Biesta reflects on how his book Letting Art Teach speaks to the current state of affairs potentially creating meaningful interruptions in arts education.

  • The pivotal change in music teaching and learning during the Corona crisis – an online paradox?

    Teaching and learning were shifted to online circumstances at a very fast pace as a result of the Corona pandemic in Spring 2020. This blog discusses the impacts of this drastic shift on music teaching and learning.

  • Taidekasvatuksesta ja elämän välttämättömyyksistä

    Koronatilanteet aiheuttavat poikkeuksellisia päätöksiä, mutta taiteen ja kulttuurin kohdalla tilanteet ovat toistuvia kohtaamisia, joissa paljastuu tietämättömyys ihmisten perusoikeuksiin sisältyvistä kulttuurisista oikeuksista.

  • What if we started with ourselves in the search for responsibility?

    Being a responsible practitioner in the field of the arts and arts education, and engaging in larger societal practices, interprofessional thinking and multidisciplinary discussions, does not entail the instrumentalization of art and music. Instead, it makes our aims and desires more transparent, and ethically and morally sustainable and relevant.

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About this blog

The purpose of this blog is to serve as an amplifier for critical statements and openings for discussion in the field of music education. The blog publishes texts in Finnish, Swedish and English. The writers are students, teachers and researchers in the music education degree programme and MuTri doctoral school.