Critical Pedagogy for Music Education developed by Frank Abrahams
Lesson Plan Model
|Who We Are||Engaging Musical Imagination||1 Honoring Their World
Teacher engages the students in problem solving by creating an experience that presents a need to know.
|Experiencing Music (6, 7)||Exposition|
|2 Sharing the Experience
Students and their teacher process the experience. They share feelings and reflect.
|Who They May Become||Engaging Musical Intelligence||3 Connecting Their World to the Concept
Teacher connects the experience using comparable concepts from the other arts, culture, or student out of school experiences.
|Connecting Music (8, 9)||Development|
|4 Dialoguing Together
Teacher presents the lesson content. Students gather the evidence they need to solve the problem.
|5 Practicing the Concept
Teacher provides students with an opportunity to practice the content. A homework assignment or quiz might be included at this step.
|Who We Might Become Together||Engaging Musical Creativity||6 Connecting Word to World
Teacher invites students to find alternative solutions and new ways to use the information presented. Students have the opportunity to create something new.
|Creating Music (3, 4, 5)||Improvisation|
|7 Assessing Transformation
Students and their teacher reflect and evaluate the work completed. An assessment rubric may be applied at this step.
|Engaging Musical Celebration through Performance||8 Acknowledging Transformation
Students and their teacher celebrate the new learning through presentation, exhibition or other form of demonstration.
|Performing Music (1, 2)||Recapitulation|