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date: 30 July 2021

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Digital media’s convergence continually influences teaching and learning in the arts and interdisciplinary fields through freely accessible technology. Similarly, the rise of democratized participatory communities of new media composers on the internet affords new collaborative opportunities for all levels of creation. This chapter examines media literacy’s relationship with participatory culture and digital technology in music education. Establishing a baseline theoretical understanding of media literacy and its possible implications for teaching and learning sheds light on how these tools advance collaborative praxis, creative expression, and thoughtful teacher-facilitators in the traditional and virtual music classroom. Key questions include: How can educators and students unpack challenging concepts by producing collaborative new media content with digital technology? In what ways do music and media educators advance critical thinking, reflective learning, and new modes of networked creativity through “making” philosophy and curriculum?

Keywords: music technology, media literacy, music education, participatory culture, social networks

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