A Pedagogy of Noticing: Thinking Critically in Music Education

Friday, January 28, 2022
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


Leaning on the work of 20 activist-musicians, I put forward a pedagogy of noticing for music education rooted in Giroux & Giroux’s (2004) “culture of questioning.†This workshop explores ways to encourage students to think critically about the world around them and address what they identify. In a climate of misinformation, children and youth need the skills to be able to analyze what they encounter. Through music making, this workshop engages participants in thinking about creative ways to help young musicians think critically about both their lives and the world around them.

Juliet Hess
Learning Objective 1
Participants will explore a “culture of questioning†and connect it to their classrooms.
Learning Objective 2
Participants will consider different ways to encourage youth to analyze the world around them.
Learning Objective 3
Participants will consider possibilities for connecting music making and critical thinking.
Target Audiences
General Education
Session Level
MS/JH, High School
Session Type