Title

Team teaching Philosophy of Music: experiences and reflections

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

10-8-2015

Abstract

Our presentation was an account and reflection upon team teaching an interdisciplinary course: The Philosophy of Music. We began with the question that prompted us to design the course: what does music mean? and, assuming it has any meaning at all, how does it convey the meaning? After giving a taste of the content, we reflected on the experience of team-teaching a course that spans our respective disciplines. We explained how the course came about and how we prepared to teach it, highlighting our process and the challenges of designing a truly interdisciplinary course. We discussed our thoughts about the success of the course and compare these with comments from the students. Finally, we made a plea for the value of interdisciplinary team-taught courses for both faculty and students at a liberal arts college.

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