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Introduction to World Music Pedagogy and Smithsonian Folkways: Part I

No formal music knowledge and/or training is required to participate.

The presenter will introduce participants to the concept of World Music Pedagogy, and the ways in which they can explore familiar and unfamiliar cultures with their students through the familiar media of music (primarily listening and musicing). Participants will learn about strategies for including opportunities for attentive listening, engaged listening, and enactive listening as part of their class. By using such World Music Pedagogical strategies, participants can help their students make connections between their culture and the culture of people unlike themselves. Using technology (computers, basic internet, and PowerPoint) and Western and World Music instruments, the presenter will introduce participants to the resources offered on the Smithsonian Folkways website, and will demonstrate how to use the resources to engage students in various world cultures through the three types of listening (attentive, engaged, and enactive). The presenter will introduce an unfamiliar or familiar culture through the voices of people from that culture; engage participants in directed listening of music from that culture; engage participants in music-making while listening to the recorded music; and direct reflection regarding the unfamiliar culture, the culture of the participants, and the social, cultural, and political similarities and differences that make each culture rich.

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Reed Library Classroom
Building: 1st floor, Reed Library
Presenter: Jill Reese
Categories: PDC Associates Series
Registration: Registration has closed.
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