The researching artist
Seeing the music performance student as a researching artist opens up new opportunities for actions and positions for students. In an article, we elaborate on this concept more in depth.
Description Elaborating on the concept of the student as a researching artist
The Working Group on Learning and Teaching has over the last years discussed how the concept of the student as a researching artist can be understood and encouraged in higher music performance education. In the anthology, Becoming Musicians , the Working Group has written an article which can be downloaded through the following link:
The music performance student as a researching artist – Perspectives on student-centredness in higher music education
In the chapter, we discuss some basic questions, such as: What should students learn? Who and what decides on what they should learn? How to encourage students to take ownership of their learning agenda? To what extend and how can all this be reflected in the curriculum? How can an institution ensure the viability of individual and diverse ways of learning? We end with an argument in favour of seeing the student as a researching artist, as this conceptualise an active, artistic student with professional agency, who is curious, and takes responsibility for his or her learning process