Technology and the Educator

Ross Purves

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 2

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199928019
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Music

 Technology and the Educator

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This article suggests that large-scale, complex technological installations are not necessarily the ones that offer the best professional development experiences to practitioners and educators. It explores how the economist E. F. Schumacher's concept of “intermediate technology” can be used to describe small, low-cost technological tools that pervade the daily working lives of music teachers. These tools are likely the ones that will support professional development.

Keywords: music education; music teachers; intermediate technology; technological tools; professional development

Article.  8067 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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