Interdisciplinarity - Highways and Byways: Interdisciplinarity, Teacher Knowledge, and the Comprehensive Music Curriculum

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Abstract

An essay explores the belief that the interdisciplinary relationships between music and other arts are central, rather than peripheral, to a comprehensive music curriculum and that music teacher educators need to probe and draw upon teachers' knowledge across disciplines to complement their more extensive understanding of music. Artists have often used music or musicians as their subject matter. Musical text is often paired with artwork. Choosing works to study that are related by inspiration or through historical evidence of connections gives music educators more confidence in pursuing significant interdisciplinary relationships. For music teachers to do interdisplinary work well, music teacher educators must probe, draw upon, and build teachers' general knowledge of other subjects in ways that augment their musical understanding.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-39
Number of pages16
JournalThe Mountain Lake Reader
StatePublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Music Curriculum
  • Music Education
  • Music Teachers
  • Music and Art
  • Pedagogy
  • Teacher Education

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