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New book out about Folk Music didactics (dutch)

In this book, editors Filip Verneert & Thomas De Baets go in search of ‘a didactics of folk’. This publication is in line with the international interest in popular music pedagogies, and wants to contribute to the concretization of an authentic didactics for folk music. In the book, various experts by experience are interviewed, each with their own angles and perspectives. It is a wonderful journey of discovery from research articles to personal stories, tips & tricks for teaching practice, illustrated with beautiful drawings by Herman Dewit.

These guest authors contributed: Wouter Berlaen, Birgit Bornauw, Ana Čorić, Bart De Cock, Leen Devyver, Lander Frans, Elisabeth Fraeyman, Évelyne Girardon, Pär Momberg, Allan Skrobe, Katrien Van Craenenbroeck, Pieterjan Van Kerckhoven, Marieke Van Ransbeeck, Hans Quaghebeur and Dree Peremans.

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New research rapport published

Filip Verneert and Jan Verbeeck examined 12 to 14 year old students’ experiences during a lesson in collective free improvisation. They describe the results alongside a sketch of the broad importance of music and improvisation in compulsory education. In the second part, teachers can find four ready-to-use lessons and 15 improvisation exercises. For their information, the corresponding curriculum goals in the curricula for Flemish secondary education are mentioned as well. [Dutch only] Free download on music education.be