Music, cognition, and education
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Developing Minds in the Digital Age: Towards a Science of Learning for 21st Century Education
Patricia K. Kuhl, Soo-Siang Lim, Sonia Guerriero, and Dirk van Damme
While the prioritization of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is a logical step in the effort to develop curricula that meet the increasing technical demands of society, methods of training broad cognitive and pro-social skills such as communication, cooperation, attention and creativity are elusive, yet critical, to the development of a dynamic workforce and healthy society. A growing body of evidence suggests that the practice and study of music may be one such method. The present chapter examines ways in which the practice of music may support education by driving aspects of cognitive development while also calling attention to the fact that music learning, cognitive development and education themselves are inextricably connected to their socio-cultural context. This fact holds important implications both for scientific research on music and for appropriate implementation of music in K-12 curricula.
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Arts and Humanities | Education | Medicine and Health Sciences | Music | Music Education | Speech and Hearing Science
Khalil, Alexander; Minces, Victor H.; Iversen, John; Musacchia, Gabriella; Zhao, T. Christina; and Chiba, Andrea A., "Music, cognition, and education" (2019). School of Pharmacy Faculty Books and Book Chapters. 45.