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Music Graduate Colloquium: Jose Luis Aristegui

Friday, November 24, 2017
3:30 pm
Talbot College (TC)
Room: 101
Graduate Colloquium

Presented by Graduate Studies in Music, the Don Wright Faculty of Music Graduate Colloquium series includes lectures by distinguished guests, Western faculty members, and senior graduate students on all fields of research and creative activity in music.

José Luis Aristegui (University of Granada, Spain)
“Neoliberalism and Knowledge Economy and Their Impact on Music Education”

"In this presentation I will discuss the influence of neoliberalism and the knowledge economy in national curriculums, and in school music education in particular, in order to cope with the role school music is playing and it could play in a curriculum conceived 'to boost the knowledge economy' currently in effect in most of the countries. For this, I will present some economy theories, with emphasis on neoliberalism, and also what knowledge economy means. Then I will discuss the implications of these economic concepts both on education and school music education and, in the end I will conclude that neoliberalism and knowledge economy are two different concepts with different consequences for school music education: while the first brings out a decline of school music education, the latter could give a space for school music and arts and humanities at large. I will also report some evidences of an improvement of the status of school music education as part of national curriculum supporting the knowledge economy."

All Colloquium series events take place on selected Fridays in Talbot College 101 at 3:30 pm. (unless otherwise noted). Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend!

Audrey Yardley-Jones - Graduate Program Assistant
519-661-2111 ext. 85654
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