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Subject/Keyword
action
praxial
education
dance
Kodály
music
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Stark, David Stanley
Supervisor and department
Frishkopf, Michael (Music)
Examining committee member and department
Spinetti, Federico (Music)
Frishkopf, Michael (Music)
Robinson, Kathy (Elementary Education)
Department
Department of Music
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-03-04T21:23:26Z
Graduation date
2011-06
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This action research project seeks to explore the question, “how can the community dances of Alberta’s past become a context for learning in the Alberta grade four music program?” This question gives the researcher an opportunity to explore several things, one of which is David Elliott’s idea of music education as praxis, which is explored through teaching a unit of instruction “praxially,” and having it culminate in a cultural/ musical event, a historical community “schoolhouse dance” simulation. Because the research method for this project is action research, the researcher is able to interrogate his practice as a music teacher. Finally, at a time of planned change to Alberta’s fine arts curriculum, this study contributes to the discussion about what the nature of arts education in Alberta can - and should - be by exploring the areas of: community involvement; student engagement; and the integration of other subject areas within music learning.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3PD4Q
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License granted by David Stark (djstark@telus.net) on 2011-03-02T05:43:11Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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