Methodological shifts and departures in music education research: Embracing complexity with diffraction, intra-action, and agentic assemblages

Kinsella, Victoria and Fautley, Martin and Whittaker, Adam (2024) Methodological shifts and departures in music education research: Embracing complexity with diffraction, intra-action, and agentic assemblages. Music Education Research. West Midlands. ISSN 1461-3808 (In Press)

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Abstract

In England, music education policy is deeply rooted in neoliberal ideologies, shaping classroom practice and assessments. This paper presents findings from a four-year funded longitudinal project exploring the impact of musical partnerships on young people at risk of educational exclusion.

Through a posthuman lens, the researchers made a methodological shift, acknowledging the agency of non-human elements and physical spaces in musical interactions. Posthumanism offered alternative insights, challenging traditional notions of music education practice and extended human-centric perspectives and school assessment metrics. It expanded our understanding of what it means to be a musician and pedagogue.

This paper proposes that posthumanism can challenge existing notions of music education practice while simultaneously moving the discussion of important matters in music education research into new areas of thinking, doing, and being.

Keywords: Posthumanism, musical learning, partnerships

Item Type: Article
Dates:
DateEvent
9 May 2024Accepted
Uncontrolled Keywords: Posthumanism, musical learning, partnerships
Subjects: CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE)
Depositing User: Victoria Kinsella
Date Deposited: 14 May 2024 13:31
Last Modified: 14 May 2024 13:31
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15480

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