John-Morgan Bush - Further Perspective

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Loaded Questions for an Emerging World

In order to provide the best possible education for our students, it is imperative to consider the all-to-human reactions to ICT as experienced by all stakeholders in the music-learning environment. We must carefully evaluate several loaded questions to fully investigate the impact that ICT can have in our classrooms. This further perspective questions the various ways classroom technology can destabilize the longstanding model of apprenticeship to mastery in instrumental music as well as how professional pressure points motivate or deter the use of ICT in the music classroom. Additionally, it explores how the unchecked use of ICT applications can destabilize the social structures within musical learning communities.