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Music Education and Social Justice

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Erin Johnson-Williams
Academic year

Module overview

This module provides an introduction to music education and social justice. This involves exploring philosophical perspectives about the nature of education and social justice (such as decolonisation, race, class); overarching conceptual considerations to do with social justice in educational contexts (e.g. achieved by exploring educational issues through the lens of inclusion, equality, diversity). Students will be invited to attend events at Southampton’s Centre for Music Education and Social Justice (CMESJ) and engage in creative writing assessments and presentations and organising in community-based projects.

Connected to a network of professionals, performing venues, schools, charities, and local authorities, the course aims to develop collaborative and interpersonal skills, social awareness, and knowledge about the significance of social justice in the local music-making community. You are expected to gain insights into the role of social justice in music education setting. You will also explore the interaction between music and society through community-based learning opportunities on-site, addressing social justice issues.

Special Features of Module

This module integrates theoretical and practical aspects of the field of music education and social justice. It is tailored to enhance your employability skills by offering hands-on, practical experience through community-based projects. By exploring both the theoretical underpinnings and real-world applications, this module provides a comprehensive understanding of the intersection between music education and social justice. It equips you with valuable insights and skills, preparing you to engage meaningfully with community initiatives upon graduation, fostering a deeper connection between your academic knowledge and its practical applications in wider contexts.