Progressivism: The Philosophy Of Education In The Music Classroom

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The philosophy that I have chosen is the progressivism philosophy. This my emerging philosophy of teaching because progressivism is what I can use to teach my music students in the best way possible. Progressivism coincides with how a music teacher’s thinking should be and how it effectively teaches music to students. Progressivism will be the best philosophy to use in the music classroom and focuses on the skills that students need to learn when learning music. With the progressivism philosophy, students will learn by actively participating in it and by doing things that they are learning about (Webb, Metha, Jordan, 2013, p.80). Students will also learn by doing group work and working with other students that are in the classroom (Webb, Metha, …show more content…
Therefore, the curriculum is this as well by allowing students to actually go see what they are doing. In relation to music, students will be able to go on field trips to see a classical band or symphony to see how professionals do it. This is experiencing it first hand and learning by watching, hearing, and then accomplishing it later. Traditional progressivism teachers believe that students should be taught all the major things they will need in life like math, science, geography, and so on (Webb, Metha, Jordan, 2013, p. 80). Curriculum is developed by the students who will give their thoughts on what they want to know and what they want to learn about. The purpose of schools is to prep students to learn about the future and shape, create, and reform the future according to what they feel is …show more content…
83). This means that students will be evaluated on what they know through what they show the people that assess them. For example, in music class, students will be able to show how they learned a quarter note and how to play that and explain it back to the assessors. Also, they will have to show how to play scales while also explaining what a scale is, what the notes are, how many sharps and flats, and

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