Music education for creativity, not test scores

By Sarah McCammon In a mobile classroom — basically a trailer outfitted with a desk and some chairs — music teacher Chris Miller works with a group of active kindergartners dressed in green and khaki school uniforms. He teaches them the basics: musical concepts, artists and styles of music. “Everybody repeat after me,” he says. “Wade in the water.” Kids sing back, “Wade in the water.” “Is creativity often ignored because it is so difficult to attribute a score to it, or are scores attributed to work simply because we are too uncreative in how we evaluate student performance?” Read the full article here: http://www.npr.org/2014/02/18/279182075/music-education-for-creativity-not-a-tool-for-test-scores

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