Technology in perspective: Who is in control


Patricia González-Moreno

10 Agosto, 2017


It is commonly known that the assimilation and use of technology that is vertically mandated, without a critical consideration of final users, presents various risks such as an inadequate and unreflective use of technology. For instance, new technological tools tend to be used only to facilitate aspects of traditional teaching practices, without changing previous pedagogical paradigms. One of the main causes is that many teachers have not acquired the expertise to take full advantage of innovative teaching/learning technologies. For an adequate music education provision, music educators must respond distinctively and effectively by considering the socio-cultural and educational context. In this chapter, it is argued that music teacher education and professional initiatives must be focused on empowering music teachers to critically decide the degree of technological assimilation and distinction in order to meet the standards of quality education.

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González-Moreno, P. A. (2017). Technology in perspective: Who is in control. In R. Mantie & S. A. Ruthmann (Eds.), Oxford handbook of technology and music education (pp. 311–316). Oxford University Press.