1st Edition

Sound Curriculum Sonic Studies in Educational Theory, Method, & Practice

By Walter S. Gershon Copyright 2018
    224 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    224 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Part of a growing group of works that addresses the burgeoning field of sound studies, this book attends not only to theoretical and empirical examinations, but also to methodological and philosophical considerations at the intersection of sound and education. Gershon theoretically advances the rapidly expanding field of sound studies and simultaneously deepens conceptualizations and educational understandings across the fields of curriculum studies and foundations of education. A feature of this work is the novel use of audio files aligned with the arguments within the book as well as the discussion and application of cutting-edge qualitative research methods.

    1 Introduction: Sound Curriculum: Breaking Frames and Opening Ears

    2 Sounds as Educational Systems of Being and Knowing

    3 Resonances and Reverberations: A Sonic Educational Philosophy

    4 Silencing Students: Wishing the Hearing Deaf and the Deaf Hearing

    5 Sound Methods in Education: Ethnographic, Cartographic, Narrative, and Otherwise

    6 Songs to Nowhere: When Critically Creative Processes Meet Impotent Curricular Products

    7 Students as Improvisers: The Extra-ordinary Negotiations of Daily Life in Schools

    8 Sound Art, Social Justice: Black Lives Matter/Aural Response

    9 Conclusion


    Walter S. Gershon is Associate Professor in the School of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Studies, and LGBTQ Affiliate Faculty at Kent State University, USA.