China is a country rich in traditions and bold in its search for innovation, including music teaching and learning. In this session, Carlos Rodriguez will share the experiences he had during a ten-day residency at Central China Normal University, including lecturing and observing courses for pre-service teachers, visiting an elementary and middle school, attending a music concert, and learning about Chinese art and culture.
Carlos Rodriguez holds degrees from Pitzer College, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Northwestern University. He has previously held appointments at the University of South Florida, University of Iowa, and The Ohio State University. Rodriguez is a general music specialist who teaches secondary general methods courses, student teaching seminars, music technology, graduate courses in history and philosophy of music education, and international perspectives in music education. A leading authority on the intersections of popular music and music education, he has published articles and presented conference papers nationally and internationally on musical development, musicality, musical expression, creativity, and popular music and culture. He has recently edited the new book Coming of Age: Teaching and Learning Popular Music in Academia.
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