Asking Children to Think About Music

Peter Webster, Carol Richardson

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The traditionally held operant definitions of creative and critical thinking betray a dichotomy particularly when applied to music education. However, boundaries between creative and critical thinking have blurred as the result of recent developments in music cognition research. Research directions and policy issues need to be approached from a much more global understanding of musical thinking as a function of both cognitive and affective components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-14
Number of pages7
JournalResearch Studies in Music Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Music


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