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Social Networking and Democratic Practices as Spheres for Innovative Musical Learning

by Cecilia Ferm Thorgersen & Eva Georgii-Hemming - 2012

This chapter takes into account and discusses innovative learning in the 21st digital and communicative century based on life-world-phenomenology and Hannah Arendtís view of democracy. From this point of view, we address and discuss how democratic practices can offer innovative musical learning in relation to what is taking place in research and educational projects in Sweden and the Nordic countries.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 111, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 114 Number 13, 2012, p. 160-176
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18368, Date Accessed: 1/22/2021 3:11:45 PM

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  • Cecilia Thorgersen
    Uppsala University
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    CECILIA FERM THORGERSEN is an associate professor of arts education at Uppsala University, Sweden. She also works as a visiting professor in music education at Karlstad University, Sweden. Cecilia is active in various national and international networks of music education. Her work includes teaching music and arts education in teacher and music teacher training programs and in masterís and Ph.D. programs. Her research interests are quality aspects of music teacher training, issues of classroom music teaching and learning, and philosophy of music education. Cecilia has presented and published frequently in Nordic and international music educational settings.
  • Eva Georgii-Hemming
    ÷rebro University
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    EVA GEORGII-HEMMING is a professor at the School of Music, Theatre and Art, ÷rebro University, Sweden. She received her Ph.D. in musicology with a music education orientation from ÷rebro University in spring 2005. Professor Georgii-Hemming is the main editor to the upcoming international anthology, Professional Knowledge in Music Teacher Education and has contributed to Learning, Teaching and Musical Identity: Voices Across Cultures and Future Prospects for Music Education: Corroborating Informal Learning Pedagogy. She has also published articles in Scandinavian and international research journals, such as the British Journal of Music Education, Research Studies in Music Education, Music Education Research, and Nordic Research in Music Education.
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