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Music Across the SensesListening, Learning, and Making Meaning$
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Jody L. Kerchner

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199967612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967612.001.0001

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Teachers Leading and Learning

Teachers Leading and Learning

(p.20) Chapter 2 Teachers Leading and Learning
Music Across the Senses

Jody L. Kerchner

Oxford University Press

The chapter examines those factors that influence, either directly or indirectly, student learning in music classrooms and rehearsal spaces. Specifically,the notion of “teacher as empathetic leader” prompts readers to identify and reflect on teacher attitudes and behaviors that can motivate and facilitate the teaching of music listening and those that hinder or prohibit hands-on, active, and creative music listening and learning experiences. The chapter offerssuggestions foreffective verbal and nonverbal communications between teacher and students, and examines presentational styles, teacher/student role(s), feedback, questioning tactics, teacher observations, and teacher leadership styles. Undergirding the philosophy and pedagogyarethe theories of constructivism and discovery learning. Suggestions for student-centered music listening experiences are presented.

Keywords:   Constructivism, reflection, observation, questioning, empathic leadership, feedback, discovery learning, verbal and nonverbal communication, behavior, attitude, motivation

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