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MTD Department Chair's revised text available on OU Web site

Friday, September 11, 2009
MTD Department Chair's revised text available on OU Web site
Teaching for Musical Understanding The revised edition of Department of Music, Theatre and Dance Chair Jackie Wiggins' classic text, Teaching for Musical Understanding (1st edition, 2001, McGraw-Hill; 2nd edition, 2009, Center for Applied Research in Musical Understanding), is now available through the Oakland University Web site.

A Professor of Music Education, Wiggins is known for her work in constructivist music education theory and practice, children’s musical creativity, and technology in the music classroom. She has been an active clinician, presenter, and author in local, state, national, and international settings. As a researcher, she studies the nature of children’s musical thinking as reflected in their creative processes and decisions when engaged in composing and improvising, and the role of the music teacher and instructional design in these processes. Among her additional publications are: Composition in the Classroom (1990, MENC), Synthesizers in the Elementary Music Classroom (1991, MENC), and numerous journal articles.

Teaching for Musical Understanding offers a learner-centered, constructivist approach to the practice of teaching music. Rooted in current theories of learning and years of classroom experience, the text brings innovation and real-world practicality to music and music teacher education classrooms. The second edition draws on more contemporary theories of learning and expands the social constructivist vision set forth in the first edition to reflect more contemporary work. The new edition also offers additional lesson and unit plans for more advanced students. It is published by the Center for Applied Research in Musical Understanding (CARMU). To order a copy, visit the University Web site.

Learn more about Professor Wiggins.
Jackie Wiggins