Transforming the practice of music composition teaching under technological environment

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Abstract

This paper discusses how IT changes the way of teaching and learning of music composition at school. Four music teachers in Hong Kong took part in a series of semi-structured interviews. They described how they had employed IT in teaching music composition and what types of musical products their students were able to create. It was found that the teachers were simply substituting IT for paper and pencil to notate musical pieces, and they were using a rather traditional “practice and drill” approach to teach music composition. A teaching framework, called Pedagogical Framework for Music Composition with Information Technology (PFMCIT), was thus formulated. The purpose of the framework is to promote the more effective student-centered approach in teaching music composition. It is hoped that the framework can help to improve pre-service and in-service music teachers’ knowledge and skills in the area of IT-assisted music composition education, and to establish a better technological environment for teachers to develop students’ creativity. Copyright © 2012 International Society for Music Education (ISME).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Society for Music Education 30th World Conference on Music Education, Thessaloniki, Greece, 15-20 July 2012
EditorsWendy SIMS
Place of PublicationNedland
PublisherInternational Society for Music Education
Pages345-352
ISBN (Print)9780987351104
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Citation

Tang, P.-H. B. (2012). Transforming the practice of music composition teaching under technological environment. In W. Sims (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Society for Music Education 30th World Conference on Music Education, Thessaloniki, Greece, 15-20 July 2012 (pp. 345-352). Nedland: International Society for Music Education.

Keywords

  • Technology
  • Music composition
  • Action research

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