- Commentary Critical Reflections and Future Action
- Politics, Policy, and Music Education
- Instrumental Teachers and Their Students: Who's in the Driver's Seat?
- University Professors and the Entrepreneurial Spirit
- Pride and Professionalism in Music Education
- Pondering the Grand Experiment in Public Music Education
- Music Education and Some of Its Subfields: Thoughts about Future Priorities
- Music Education: An Unanswered Question
- Improving Primary Teaching: Minding the Gap
- International Music Education: Setting up a Global Information System
- The Responsibility of Research in Defining the Profession of Music Education
- Constructing Communities of Scholarship in Music Education
- Internationalizing Music Education
- Emotion in Music Education
- Music Education from a Slightly Outside Perspective
- Research Issues in Personal Music Identification
- Preparation, Perseverance, and Performance in Music: Views from a Program of Educational Psychology Research
- Music Therapy in Schools: An Expansion of Traditional Practice
- Embracing New Digital Technologies: Now and into the Future
- Challenges for Research and Practices of Music Education
- All Theoried Up and Nowhere to Go
- Make Research, Not War: Methodologies and Music Education Research
- The Preparation of Music Teacher Educators: A Critical Link
- Music and the Arts: As Ubiquitous and Fundamental as the Air We Breathe
- There is Nothing Complex about a Correlation Coefficient
- Dewey's Bastards: Music, Meaning, and Politics
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This article discusses the challenges of a research-based music education. Despite the need for new research-based approaches and teacher-student roles, this does not mean that all current research or praxis is useless or not valuable. The challenge for researchers, music teachers, and students of all kinds is to find new ways to integrate research, teaching, and learning practices.
Bengt Olsson holds a master's in music education and history and a Ph.D. in musicology. He is the chair of research on music education at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg. He is a former dean of the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts and the Faculty of Teacher Education. He has been involved in research projects on musical knowledge and aesthetic discourses, the social psychology and the sociology of music education, Scandinavian research on music teaching and learning, which appear in international journals and books. He is presently involved in national and international research projects on the connection between digital knowledge and musical teaching and learning. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Community music, the International Advisory Board of British Journal of Music Education and the External Advisory Board of London Review of Education.
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