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    The University of the Arts
  Feb 24, 2018
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUED 601 - Philosophical Foundations Of Music Education

3 credits
An intensive reading course in the philosophical basis of music education. Emphasis is placed on how one’s philosophic perspective informs and molds praxis with particular application to the curriculum and instruction in school music. The course moves chronologically from the roots of philosophy in Ancient Greece to today, but most emphasis is placed on 20th and 21st century thought and movements in American education. Students develop a basic understanding of the philosophical perspectives of Music Education in America and various movements, philosophies, and events that have had an impact on it. Students become familiar with the basic schools and terminology of philosophy needed to be able to think about and discuss philosophical issues in music, education, and music education. Current trends in American music education are analyzed from a philosophical perspective. Students develop basic philosophical research and reporting skills.

Open to Masters in Teaching in Music Education only.