Multiple intelligences, national music standards and professional beliefs

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I’ve been examining how Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences theory has been applied in education. In the course of looking for answers I was struck by an issue more profound: instead of concerning ourselves with creating lesson plans that comply with an accurate interpretation of Gardner’s theory, we might do better to concern ourselves with strengthening our […]

A Pragmatist’s Notion of Work of Art: A foundation for the AWE-Group (Artist, Work-of-Art, Experience)

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Abstract. A work of art may be understood as a physical object perceived from a specific, i.e., aesthetic viewpoint. Pragmatist philosophers have, however, usually taken another approach, a contextual, anti-individualistic approach where work of art is rather an experience produced by an object of art (physical object). Experience is not only a personal, subjective state […]

International Theorizing in Music Education: The MayDay Group and Its Agenda

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Presented at the International Society for Music Education Pretoria, South Africa, July 17-25, 1998 [based on the author’s opening address: Charles Fowler Colloquium on Arts Education, April 18-19, 1997, University of Maryland, College Park] Today, I want to do three things: first to introduce you to the international work and purposes of the MayDay Group; […]

Five questions for Edwin Gordon and Bennett Reimer

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[During the Philosophy of Music Education Symposium III [PME III] in Los Angeles [May 28-31, 1997] a “dialog” was held between Edwin Gordon and Bennett Reimer and the remaining participants in the Symposium. Harold Fiske served as moderator. Five groups of questions were prepared by Fiske; these questions guided the course of the discussion. Listed […]