Collaborative Initiative on Problem Based Learning in Music
- Tony Dumas, The College at Brockport
Problem-based learning is an effective, student-centered approach in which students learn higher-order thinking skills and integrative strategies by solving real-world challenges. As one of the critical pillars in a liberal-arts educational system, music is uniquely situated to advance this new, innovative pedagogical approach. This pilot project seeks to develop models and materials for survey and topic-based music courses that integrates general education content while encouraging students to think creatively and develop flexible solutions to large-scale issues and problems – skills essential for success in the 21st century. Support materials emerging from this collaboration such as, outcomes, models, and case studies, will be made available through Open SUNY.
Outcomes TBD (August 2016)