Saturday, June 29, 2019

MUREL has a FacebookGroup now

What is this group about? Well, MUREL is an acronym for MUsicREsearcheLearning.
MusicResearch and eLearning has been founded longtime ago in 2007 to discuss strategies and didactic outlines how the results of music research can be processed and transmitted to interested people with the help of electronic media. The established disciplines in music research care for the research-part, but are relatively uninterested in the part of transmitting the results, except of publishing them in magazines or monographies or storing them with sophisticated methods in archives. There they sometimes "get moldly" and in extreme cases lost in the darkness of oblivion.
The development of the electronic media in the 20th and 21st century has been like a silent revolution and has shed new light on didactic theories and practice. The question was and still is how to use these new options for educational purposes. The emphasis is on the "HOW" not on the question, whether it is in general useful to use them. For the participants of this group there is no doubt, that the electronic devices are an interesting and attractive chance to create learning arrangements with electronic media for the purpose to transmit and mediate results of music research.
But we want to discuss, how this can happen and exchange examples, where it has already happened sucessfully.
Basis for this discussion is my permanent project EthnoMusicScape, where regional and non regional music-cultural systems and their forms of expression are presented in clearly laid out web presentations together with a didactic line how to use them in educational settings.
In my active years at the university I have worked with students, who were equipped with their own notebook, to create some examples. They had to reflect and document their own research, learning and creation process in a so called portfolio.
I published at that time a small volume about:
http://www.ulme-mini-verlag.de/docs/pd-1128762041.htm .
Everybody, who is seriously interested in this field and its questions is invited to participate and to contribute.
There might be many more new ideas and possibilities to deal with ethnomusicological research results plus electronic media. I am looking forward to get inspiration!

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