Pedagogical challenges in folk music teaching in higher education: a case study of Hua'er music in China

Yang, Yang and Welch, Graham (2016) Pedagogical challenges in folk music teaching in higher education: a case study of Hua'er music in China. British Journal of Music Education, 33 1: 61-79. doi:10.1017/S0265051715000248


Author Yang, Yang
Welch, Graham
Title Pedagogical challenges in folk music teaching in higher education: a case study of Hua'er music in China
Journal name British Journal of Music Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-2104
0265-0517
Publication date 2016-03-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0265051715000248
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 33
Issue 1
Start page 61
End page 79
Total pages 19
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Recent literature suggests that traditional approaches in folk music education are not necessarily compatible with the pedagogical conventions of formal music education. Whilst several recent studies have tended to define these non-classical-music learning contexts as 'informal', the practice of folk music that was recently introduced into Chinese Higher Music Education appears to be much more complex and fluid, at least in its real world setting. This case study presents a detailed example of the teaching and learning of folk singing in contemporary society in Western China. In this particular context, both 'informal learning' and 'formal' music practices were observed and compared, based on research data collected from four music lessons and subsequent interviews with the participants. Drawing upon the analytical evidence, the research discusses a possible pedagogical model where two apparently contrasting approaches to learning (i.e. a conservatory model vs. traditional folk learning) could coalesce to ensure more effective learning outcomes of traditional folk music in higher education contexts.
Keyword Folk music education
Pedagogical conventions
Formal music education
Teaching and learning
Pedagogical model
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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