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date: 05 March 2021

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This chapter discusses lesson planning in music education. Such a discussion is necessary to better understand the unique contexts and challenges surrounding preparation for music instruction. An investigation of both historical elements—broad educational paradigms that shape planning approaches, past research on teacher practices, and beliefs outside of music—and contemporary scholarship on planning is essential to this understanding. Therefore, the chapter first reviews key movements that contextualize lesson planning concepts. Next, it discusses research on teacher lesson planning, both outside and within music education. The examination then turns to alternative lesson planning models and offers recommendations for engaging preservice educators with lesson planning. To conclude, the chapter discusses the many persistent questions surrounding music preparation and planning.

Keywords: lesson planning, planning models, music instruction, preservice teachers

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