David A. Williams - University of South Florida, USA

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Music Technology Pedagogy and Curricula

Equipping in-service and pre-service teachers with music technology skills is a matter for concern within the music education profession. There is, however, an even more important issue affecting the use of music technologies in schools.This has to do with the pedagogy we employ in our classrooms. Curricular possibilities employing learner-centered and informal learning pedagogies are explored in this chapter and one particular model that relies heavily on student autonomy is detailed. This pedagogical approach shares much in common with how individuals make music in popular music settings outside of schools.