• Peter Just Rasmussen
4. semester, Musik (cand.mag.), Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
E-learning has gradually become more and more widespread since it offers new possibilities of flexible teaching. This can create a new paradigm of learning altogether where concepts such as, learning, education, time, place and social relations no longer need to be within definite bounds. Regarding musical performance and its interconnectedness with the body, the question arises whether or not it is at all possible to teach musical performance via the internet. The backdrop to this research is the fact that discussions about the teaching of musical performance via the internet, are often concerned with the technical problems and do not take into consideration the didactic dimensions of the complex of problems. On the basis of learning- e-learning- and music didactical perspectives, the purpose of this thesis is to investigate whether one, independently of a traditional teaching method, can facilitate teaching of musical performance via the internet. The focus of the thesis is primarily on the teaching of musical performance and will be based on terms within the frameworks of learning theories, musical didactics and e-learning theories. Furthermore I have chosen a broad target group since the investigation is narrow and does not unequivocally represent certain age groups or levels of musical proficiency. The literature, which serves as a basis for the thesis, is theoretical perspectives within learning, musical didactics and e-learning, given that literature which specifically investigates the problem of this thesis does not exist. The research looks at five web pages and sheds light on the way in which the teaching of musical performance via the internet takes place. The results show that the web pages primarily use asynchronous learning objects, which contain various teaching materials in the instruction. These materials primarily consist of communication through text, supported by other aids of communication such as examples of sound, sheet music and video. By virtue of this, assimilative learning is primarily required. Additionally there is a considerable risk of learning mistakes and general hardship as a result of the way in which websites are built and structured. It is possible to conclude that the webpages which facilitates teaching of musical performance via the internet, independently of traditional teaching uses didactic means, which in that sense are not different from other resources of teaching like for example books or video. Furthermore one can argue that the communication via the internet poses certain problems concerning teaching of musical performance. It is thus advisable to remain critical regarding the enthusiasm about the possibilities of the internet when it comes to the context of musical performance, and it is possible, on the basis of this thesis, to argue that e-learning should only be considered a good and useful supplement to the traditional teaching method.
Antal sider48
Udgivende institutionAalborg Universitet
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