World Music Pedagogy, Volume VII: Teaching World Music in Higher Education addresses a pedagogical pathway of varied strategies for teaching world music in higher education, offering concrete means for diversifying undergraduate studies through world music culture courses. While the first six volumes in this series have detailed theoretical and applied principles of World Music Pedagogy within K-12 public schools and broader communities, this seventh volume is chiefly concerned with infusing culture-rich musical experiences through world music courses at the tertiary level, presenting a compelling argument for the growing need for such perspectives and approaches.
These chapters include discussions of the logical trajectories of the framework into world music courses, through which the authors seek to challenge the status quo of lecture-only academic courses in some college and university music programs. Unique to this series, each of these chapters illustrates practical procedures for incorporating the WMP framework into sample classes. However, this volume (like the rest of the series) is not a prescriptive "recipe book" of lesson plans. Rather, it seeks to enrich the conversation surrounding cultural diversity in music through philosophically-rooted, social justice-conscious, and practice-oriented perspectives.
Chapter 1: Teaching and Learning in Context
Chapter 2: Attentive Listening for Cultural Awakenings
Chapter 3: Participatory Musicking: Engaged Listening and Enactive Listening
Chapter 4: Performing World Music
Chapter 5: Creating World Music
Chapter 6: Integrating World Music
Chapter 7: Surmountable Challenges and Worthy Outcomes
Appendix 1: Learning Pathways
Appendix 2: Additional Resources
The Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series encompasses principal cross-disciplinary issues in music, education, and culture in seven volumes, detailing theoretical and practical aspects of World Music Pedagogy in ways that contribute to the diversification of repertoire and instructional approaches. With the growth of cultural diversity in schools and communities and the rise of an enveloping global network, there is both confusion and a clamoring by teachers for music that speaks to the multiple heritages of their students, as well as to the spectrum of expressive practices in the world that constitute the human need to sing, play, dance, and engage in the rhythms and inflections of poetry, drama, and ritual.
Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series, Patricia Shehan Campbell, Series Editor