*Children as Storytellers: Creating and Supporting Student Agency in Music Learning and Play


Imagination in music play. That’s what children bring to the experience. This session will explore the possibilities of children as the creative driving force of our early childhood music play interactions, without breaking the lesson plan. Attendees will engage with literature regarding student agency, participate in activities designed for impromptu story, and be able to confidently create space in their lessons for student-driven experiences and narratives.
Whitney Mayo
Learning Objective 1
Attendees will explore opportunities for increasing student agency for younger students
Learning Objective 2
Attendees will be able to create student-driven opportunities within their lesson and curriculum frameworks
Learning Objective 3
Attendees will engage with research literature regarding student agency and be able to discuss its applications for young learners.
Target Audiences
Elementary, General Education