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- Philosophical and Qualitative Perspectives on Assessment in Music Education: introduction, aims, and overview
- Institutional Music Education and Ranking as a Form of Subjectification: the merits of resistance and resilience
- An Ethical Consideration of Assessment in Music Education through the Lens of Levinas
- The Primacy of Experience: phenomenology, embodiment, and assessments in music education
- Critically Assessing Forms of Resistance in Music Education
- Evaluation for Equality: applying a classical pragmatist perspective in qualitative assessment in finnish general music education
- Could There Be Deleuzian Assessment in Music Education?
- Music Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, and Marginalized Populations: a tale of cognitive dissonance and perverse incentives
- The Influence of Assessment on Learning and Teaching: using assessment to enhance learning
- The McDonald’s Metaphor: the case against assessing standards-based learning outcomes in music education
- Habits of Mind as a Framework for Assessment in Music Education
- Alternative Assessment for Music Students with Significant Disabilities: collaboration, inclusion, and transformation
- A Music-Centered Perspective on Music Therapy Assessment
- A Case for Integrative Assessment from a Freirian Perspective
- Cultural Imperialism and the Assessment of Creative Work
- Enter the Feedback Loop: assessing music technology in music education with personal bests
- Improvisation, Enaction, and Self-Assessment
- Philosophy of Assessment in Popular Music Education
- “He Sings with Rhythm; He is from India”: children’s drawings and the music classroom
- The Assessment of Classroom Music in the Lower Secondary School: The English Experience
- Imagining Ends-Not-Yet-in-View: The ethics of assessment as valuation in Nepali music education
- Creating Caring Micro-Assessment Cultures in South Africa
- Assessment and the Dilemmas of a Multi-Ideological Curriculum: the case of Norway
- Building a Culture of Ethical, Comparable, Authentic Assessment: music education in queensland
- Music as <i>Bildning</i>: the impracticability of assessment within the scandinavian educational tradition
- Nonregulated Assessment in Music Education: an urban Iranian outlook
- International Perspectives on Assessment in Music Education
Abstract and Keywords
Assessing creative work is often challenging, even more so in culturally diverse learning environments, in which students and educators may not hold the same musical values. An instructor aiming to teach proficiency within a specific style may unintentionally give feedback that devalues a student’s personal creative expressions, which in many cases reflect diverse musical heritages. Such devaluing feedback can inhibit individual creative development, stifle innovation, and perpetuate sociocultural power imbalances. In this chapter examples from jazz, classical, and traditional musicians in Cape Town and Helsinki illustrate how and why idiomatic boundaries are enforced, how musical value judgments can perpetuate social inequalities, and how negative feedback can inhibit individual creative development. The chapter emphasizes the personal, social, and cultural importance of embracing musical diversity and the value of permitting and supporting developing musicians to go beyond idiomatic conventions in their creative work. Strategies are discussed for how music educators might better support individual creative development and social justice.
Juniper Hill is an ethnomusicologist with interests in music education and performance practice studies. A recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt, a Marie Curie, and two Fulbright Fellowships, she is professor and chair in ethnomusicology at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg. Her specializations include improvisation, creativity, pedagogy, revival, and intercultural exchange, on which topics she has conducted fieldwork in Finland, South Africa, the United States, and Ecuador. Her books include The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival (2014) and Becoming Creative: Insights from Musicians in a Diverse World (2018).
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