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Robin Stevens

Robin Stevens

Robin Stevens was formerly Associate Professor of Music Education in the School of Education, Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University, Burwood Campus, and is now a Principal Fellow in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of the VCA and Music at The University of Melbourne. He has undertaken research into the history of school music education in Australia, Britain, South Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and has published widely in research and scholarly journals and written and edited books on technology applications in music education.

Summary of International Research into the Benefits of Music Education

Aesthetic development Personal, Social, Cultural Expression and Identity Formation Brain Function Creativity Learning Outcomes across Disciplines Social Cohesion and Skills Authors References Aesthetic development Music provides the opportunity for aesthetic experiences. An aesthetic knowledge can be described as a deep

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Why Teach Music in Schools? Changing Values Since the 1850s

Introduction Vocal Music in Schools Expansion of the Music Curriculum and of Attendant Values Conclusion Author References Introduction One of the most pressing problems for contemporary school education is an overcrowded curriculum. The so-called “National Curriculum” developed as a result

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