Articles about Critical Thinking

Toward Solving the Problem of Problem Solving: An Analysis Framework
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2016) Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 28-42

Teaching is replete with problem solving. Problem solving as a skill, however, is seldom addressed directly within music teacher education curricula, and research in music education has not examined problem solving systematically. A framework detailing problem-solving component skills would provide ...

Ranting and Reeling
FRoots (2016) Vol. 37, No. 10, pp. 15


"I Have a Question!" - Effective Questioning in Rehearsal
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 49-51

Questioning is an effective teaching tool in rehearsal but the nature of the questions merits careful consideration. Questions that elicit reflective thinking can help students become more discriminating by engaging them in analysis and problem solving. The author cites research ...

Fostering Critical, Divergent Thinking In the Orff Classroom: It Starts With Academic Discourse and Dialogue
Orff Echo (2016) Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 16-19

Structuring discourse and dialogue is a first step to fostering students' critical and divergent thinking in Orff-inspired classrooms. This article showcases one strategy to build students' capacity in transferring what they are thinking into accountable talk and classroom discussion.

Into the Deep: Mindful Music Learning
General Music Today (Online) (2014) Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 18-21

This article outlines strategies for using thinking routines in the general music classroom to foster deeper learning. Based on the Artful Thinking program, a model developed by Harvard's Project Zero in collaboration with Traverse City [Michigan] Area Public Schools, thinking ...

Develop a Performance Rubic with Your Ensemble
Teaching Music (2014) Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 26

Rotjan offers one approach to developing a tool for assessing music performance in the ensemble setting. The pedagogy of cooperative rubric development creates a well-balanced learning experience that encompasses more than just performing. The project aims at diversity in learning, ...