Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education

Music Education as Craft

Reframing Theories and Practices

Editors: Holdhus, Kari, Murphy, Regina, Espeland, Magne I. (Eds.)

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  • Discusses the Craft of Music Education, bridges this profession to the past, present and future practices and theory in music education
  • Examines substantial challenges for music education in a globalized world
  • Suggests viable onward paths in music education practices as well as rationale for students and teachers in music education
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This book is a collection of leading international authors in the field of music education taking the concept of 'craft' as a starting point to deconstruct and reconstruct their understanding of the practices and theories of music education. Their insights draw from deep wells of resources located in historical, philosophical, epistemological, musicological and educational traditions that lead to rich and complex insights on the evolving field of music education. In so doing, they generate a constellation of new understandings and illustrations of what crafts can mean in this field. Historically, the idea of craft was typically associated with a skill or experience in knowing how to do or make something, or an activity of some kind that requires specific professional skills. In Old Norse, the  concept for craft was kraptr, meaning strength and virtue, while Old English and continental use was associated with power and physical strength, as well as skill. When these definitions of ‘crafts’ are infused into contemporary understandings of the field of music education as a professional field, a whole new set of possible interpretations are unearthed. Such insights are not exhaustive, but rather, point the way in which this professional, diverse, inclusive and ambiguous field might continue to evolve in the 21st century.

About the authors

Kari Holdhus, PhD is Professor of Music Education at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Her research interests include relational pedagogy, dialogic musical encounters, creative teaching and learning as well as pedagogical improvisation. As a teacher, Kari emphasises research-based approaches, which means that her teaching and supervision is often based on recent research deemed relevant for student discussion and critique. Conversely, many of the research projects that Kari engages with focus on practical applications to educational contexts.
Regina Murphy, PhD is Associate Professor and Head of the School of Arts Education and Movement at the Institute of Education, Dublin City University. As a teacher educator at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels, she is concerned with the interplay between teacher knowledge, teacher identity, inquiry and critical reflection, and its expression through a range of subject matter. Her most recent research focuses on the development of social inclusion and social justice in music education. Regina served as an elected board member for the International Society for Music Education (ISME) from 2008-2012. In 2016, she hosted the ISME Commission Seminar: Music in Schools and Teacher Education (MISTEC) at St Patrick’s Campus, DCU. 
Magne I. Espeland is Professor of Music and Education at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (WNUAS). His areas of specialisation include curriculum development and innovation in music and arts education, educational design studies, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies for education, masters and PhD supervision, and research project leadership. He currently leads the Center of Creativities, Arts and Science in Education (CASE), which is home to research at the intersection of arts, science and creative education. He is one of the founders of the Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies, a multi-institutional cooperation in Western Norway. Internationally, Magne has had a long relationship with the International Society for Music Education (ISME). He has researched and published in a variety of fields within music education and beyond, spanning music listening, music composition, creative pedagogies, pedagogical improvisation and relational pedagogy. 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Craftsmanship in Academia: Skilled Improvisation in Research, Teaching, and Leadership

    Pages 3-12

    Bresler, Liora

  • Conceptualising Music Education as “Craft”: Responses to an Invitation

    Pages 13-24

    Holdhus, Kari (et al.)

  • The Craft of Music Teaching in a Changing Society

    Pages 27-38

    Johansen, Geir

  • Crafting Music Education for All? The Composite Knowledge Base of Music Education in Times of Cultural Diversity and Social Polarisation

    Pages 39-50

    Dyndahl, Petter (et al.)

  • Music Education in England as a Political Act: Reflections on a Craft Under Pressure

    Pages 51-62

    Fautley, Martin

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eBook 96,29 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Music Education as Craft
Book Subtitle
Reframing Theories and Practices
Editors
  • Kari Holdhus
  • Regina Murphy
  • Magne I. Espeland
Series Title
Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education
Series Volume
30
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-67704-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-67704-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-67703-9
Series ISSN
1573-4528
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 239
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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