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During and Post degree: Life outside of the classroom

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Constructing habits of mind to be skillful ethnographers when moving to and settling into new communities, identifying and understanding the possibilities of engaging with communities and the criticalness of such engagement need to begin during the undergraduate experience. Upon graduation we often find ourselves in new communities, some of which are familiar but often times unfamiliar. If we are to make connections with cultures and circles of music makers and educators in new settings, then learning how to connect as an undergraduate student is critical. How do we enter new spaces, identify connectors, and listen while engaging? How do we foster habits of minds to be skillful ethnographers as undergraduate students? These plus other questions will guide the discussion.


Betty Anne Younker, Ph.D. (Northwestern University) is Dean and Professor of Music Education in the Don Wright Faculty, University of Western Ontario. From 2000-2011, she was at the University of Michigan where at the time of her departure was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor (Music Education). Her research interests include critical and creative thinking within the disciplines of philosophy and psychology. Publications include articles in national and international journals, and chapters in several books. Paper presentations have occurred at provincial, state, national, and international conferences. Prior to university teaching, Younker taught music for 9 years in the public school system. Presently she is President of the College Music Society, and serves on several editorial boards and committees.

This talk is part of the Pedagogy, Language, Arts & Culture in Education (PLACE) Group Seminars series.

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