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MUS 545 PED - Topics in Music Education

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


In-depth study of a topic or issue within music education. Course Information: May be repeated. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music education.

Special Instructions:

Meets Summer 2A. TOPIC: "Culturally Relevant Pedagogy." Music learning is commonly constructed within a paradigm that marginalizes particular understandings, bodies, and cultures. Given that our society has been consistently transforming into more diverse communities and ways of existing, the music education profession must make adjustments in how we engage all students that are both pedagogical and philosophical. As music educators in the 21st century, we are tasked to locate and proactively respond to sociocultural challenges in progressive ways that will assist students toward realizing broader perspectives of learning through creativity, diversity, and activism. The goal of this course is to 1) better understand how and why structures in music education continue to endorse and perpetuate inequities in education and society and 2) compile culturally responsive approaches that will assist music educators in confronting inequities in their respective spaces.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Summer


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