On Informalities in Music Education

Estelle R. Jorgensen

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Music Education

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780195394733
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 On Informalities in Music Education

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This article proposes a pluralistic and comparative view of informalities in music education. After critically examining issues surrounding the definition of informality, it describes and critiques informality as a metaphorical model of music education, and discusses how formality and informality intersect in this model. The discussion then sketches a contrasting manifestation of informality in the context of connectivity, another metaphorical model of music education, and notes the implications of these differing informalities for music education theory and practice.

Keywords: music education informality; music education models; music connectivity; music education theory

Article.  9256 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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