Thesis / Dissertation

Concepts for an enactive music pedagogy: Essays on phenomenology, embodied cognition, and music education

Dylan van der Schyff, Susan O'Neill (ed.), Heesoon Bai (ed.)

Published : 2017


This thesis consists of an introduction and seven essays that develop possibilities for philosophy of music and music education through the lenses of phenomenology and the ‘enactive’ approach to mind. The phenomenological-enactive perspective presents a compelling alternative to dominant information-processing or so-called ‘cognitivist’ models by embracing an embodied and relational understanding of perception and cognition. It therefore offers new opportunities for exploring the nature and meaning of music and education that have both ethical and practical implications. While the essays may be read as stand-alone pieces, they also share a number of concepts and concerns. Because of this, th..

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