Lessons from Music
Those of us writing posts for GEDI have likely adapted to and done reasonably well in the current education system. All of us are graduate students who love school so much that we would want to spend a few more years in it. But not every student feels this way. Lectures and coursework could come off as boring and obligatory. Some students might even find school not worth their while to want to make it through to the finish line.
The question of how to engage students and make learning effective is at the heart of education. (Just what did I learn back in history class?!) I’d like to share a pedagogy used by one of my piano teachers that has resonated with me and is relevant to the topic.
This teacher, let’s name him Mr. Motif, loves to repeat himself. I often think, “Why does he have to say the same thing five times in five different ways? How onerous!” Sometimes, he would even make me do ridiculous looking physical motions and emit weird sounds. But I have come to realize that Mr. Motif’s method worked, no matter how tedious it seemed at times. Because out of the many ways he tried to convey one single idea, at least one of them stuck.
Mr. Motif’s teaching method reflected the diversity in modes of learning and internalization. A single way of teaching will not likely resonate with every student. In fact, the word “teaching” implies a one-way transaction in which the student is passive. For some, being talked at might only result in words being bounced off.
Which brings me to the other reason for what I believe to have attributed to the success of Mr. Motif’s method: between the listening, physical motioning and sound emitting, I was an active participant who was able to make meaningful interpretations in a way that worked for myself.
I was excited after reading about the intellectual games played in Reacting to the Past. I saw the possibility of not only active participation but also individual student customization. By being an active game participant, the student could have the freedom to role play, essentially being responsible for his or her own learning. I could never have imagined that a pedagogy I have been used to on a one-on-one basis could be applied to a full-size classroom. Given the chance, I would like to try playing, even if it means braving through history class again.
Musical motif: a short, recurring musical idea.
September 11, 2017 @ 7:35 pm
I second the thought that we need to be an active learner throughout the learning process. In my personal experience, those I can remember for the lifetime tend to the knowledge bearing with a unique/personal mark, and the most efficient way to leave a unforgettable mark with one part of knowledge is to truly engage yourself with it in as many ways as possible.
September 12, 2017 @ 12:59 pm
I almost failed history in middle school. It was so difficult to even be awake throughout any history class. The only time I enjoyed it is when the teacher decided to separate the class into two halves and let us defend different historical characters. I even remembered what I said, how the next student responded and what was the teacher’s comment. It turned out that the introduction part of history being imparted to me in such a boring way that I had never get to understand what history is about and I missed many fun parts!
September 12, 2017 @ 1:28 pm
I love your musics about “mr Motif”! I wonder if another part of his success (with repetition and varied approaches) has to do with the way that the physical task of playing the piano has to be integrated with the artistic vision of what the music is trying to convey? Playing the piano is so tactile — definitely a kind of experiential learning — it sounds like Mr. Motif’s approach took advantage of the mechanical (correct execution of the notes) in ways that made it easier to tap into the aesthetic dimension where the real music originates.
September 12, 2017 @ 3:03 pm
So he was trying to engage you all in the learning process by providing the information in a variety of ways…so that different kinds of learners would be able to “get” the materials in their own kinda way. Cool!
September 12, 2017 @ 8:28 pm
I wonder, and I am certain that some teachers think about this as well, if one can take a course like math and cultivate a culture where students are able to actively engage the course material. Any course that deal with a lot of theory and conceptual ideas would surely challenge this aspect of progressive pedagogy.
September 13, 2017 @ 10:24 am
It’s like learning something new by myself. I have to read multiple books/articles/slides and watch videos to learn a certain topic to actually understand that topic.
September 13, 2017 @ 10:50 am
I enjoy the musical reference here. Music is made between the notes. It is the pauses and rests, the anticipation and suspense that makes certain compositions great. Along these lines I think teaching is taught between the subjects, between the theories, between the lectures and the slides and the readings and all of the content itself. That immersive, active teaching style can be applied to any discipline. Sure it may be harder to convey complex ideas about multivariable calculus or game theory in a creative, interactive way- but it can definitely be done. I had a fluid mechanics teacher in undergrad who used smoke machines to visually air movement at the beginning of class. He personified fluid particles as little characters with different quirks and personalities. It is another example of teaching through multiple motifs as it could have been conveyed (perhaps more efficiently) just with theory written on a chalkboard. But his more creative methods made the information stick. He worked in beautiful pauses, experiments, and tangents around the real content that made me eager to come to every class.
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