Techno could revolutionise traditional education says University professor
We love techno on dancefloors, could we take the same love of techno into our classrooms?
Professor Peter Dale of Manchester Metropolitan University has written about a very intriguing notion stating that the integration of techno and other electronic music genres into music curriculums may very well revolutionise education.
Since the dawn of taking music as a subject the styles offered have always been limited to classical music and such. If you had a slightly edgier music teacher you were always more enthused.
We are now in 2017 in an era where computers have taken over everything, even our music. Most kids these days grow up listening to electronic music, so why not take it into the classroom and really get them excited to learn? It makes so much sense!
Professor Peter Dale gained first-hand experience with how this program works. He became a secondary school music teacher at an inner-city school in 2003 and soon realised that a large minority of his students were passionate about EDM.
Without any prior knowledge regarding DJing and MC’ing he was quickly shown the ropes by expert local DJ’s and soon found himself able to cover the basics in his classes.
Upholding the relevance of the classroom is one of the most important tasks we face in the education system. We need to make the classroom as welcoming and intriguing as possible so that children choose school over dropping out, especially in the inner city.
If you can marry the current music trends with education you have a winning recipe, a melody. These kids can learn how to mix and maybe even in the future learn about production.
There you have it- techno for your education.