Jonathan Savage - Further Perspective

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Where Might We Be Going?

Paraphrasing the Cat from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, 'if you don’t know where you are going, any way will take you there.’ The history of music education with technology is a difficult one. At a time of rapid technological change, it is vital that music educators adopt a principled and informed response to the choice and use of their technological tools. Change for the sake of change is seldom productive. This response briefly explores the work of key technological sceptics such as Christensen, Morovoz, Turkle and others who point to the limitations of technology in various ways. Understanding the dangers of technology, what can be lost by engaging with technology as well as what can be gained is vital work for all involved in music education.