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Music Education Teacher Workshop: Eva Saether

Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Talbot College (TC)
Room: 307
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Join us for a series of music education workshops (open to teachers), presented by the Music Education Department at the Don Wright Faculty of Music.

Music Education Workshop: Eva Saether
Tradition, identity and learning: Border crossing pedagogy in Swedish folk music tradition. When folk music was introduced at Malmö Academy of Music in 1992 it coincided with the introduction of the popular music program. Furthermore, it marked the beginning of an increased awareness about the need for intercultural competence as an important ingredient in music teacher education. In Sweden there is an ongoing tug of war on the traditional music between advocates for a more Swedish Sweden, without immigrants, and active folk musicians using folk music as an expression of intercultural dialogue. This tension field forms the arena for our dancing.

After a short introductory lecture - Between nationalism and inclusion - this workshop will give a practical introduction to the art of dancing schottis, polska and engelska, three typical traditional dances, free to use for collaborative improvisations. 

(This workshop was rescheduled from Feb. 2, 2019)

Biography: I am Professor in Music Education with Educational Sciences as profile. With a musical point of departure in Swedish traditional fiddle music, I have developed a research profile that focuses on intercultural perspectives on musical learning and creativity(ies). In 2003 I defended my doctoral thesis ”The Oral University. Attitudes to music teaching and learning in the Gambia” – a research project that laid the foundation for further development of musically informed research methods. Further research interests are social sustainability and collaborative learning. I teach educational sciences at the music teacher education program, and supervise students at graduate, master and PhD levels.

For the complete schedule and information about other music education workshops, visit the Music Education Workshops webpage.

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Please note: Western is completely smoke free, including evenings, weekends and intermission!

Patrick Schmidt - Chair, Music Education

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