Music, Mind and Education
By (author) Professor Keith Swanwick
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Music, Mind and Education by Professor Keith Swanwick
Book DescriptionKeith Swanwick explores the psychological and sociological dimensions of musical experience and the implications of these for children's development and music education in schools and colleges. Music is seen, with the other arts, as contributing to the growth of mind, with deep psychological roots in play. Swanwick examines the ways in which children make their own music, and confirms that there is an observable sequence of development. His insights into musical experience help to draw together and interpret fragmented psychological work that has been done in the field and make it possible to plan music education in schools, colleges and studios in a more purposeful way. His analysis of the nature of musical experience and music education has consequences both for curriculum development and the assessment of students' work, with special reference given to the National Curriculum and GCSE.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415014793
(216mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Nov-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Keith Swanwick
Musical Knowledge, Paperback (March 1994)
Examines the tension between intuitive and analytical ways of making sense of the world by exploring musical knowledge and experience.
Basis for Music Education, Paperback (January 1979)» View all books by Professor Keith Swanwick
Designed for all music teachers, this book provides an examination and analysis of the fundamental concepts involved in music. It investigates questions such as: What is music? Is music meaningful? Does music refine our feelings and emotions? If so, how?
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