Evangelos Himonides - Further Perspective

(Evangelos Himonides) #1

Narcissism, Romanticism, and Technology

In this further perspective the author rehearses the possibility of drawing parallels between trends in music education globally and known behaviors (or even conditions) such as romanticism and narcissism. We attempts to view technology’s role under this novel ‘lens.’ Finally, the author argues that technology is often viewed as a tool, or as sets of tools, that are being used not particularly creatively in order to “enable,” “facilitate,” or “enhance” curricular aims and objectives that might have remained unchanged for over a century, which is something that might be counterproductive. The author suggests that it is through technology that a new “music education” can be envisaged, celebrated, and experienced.