Inquisitive learning as a basis for instrumental teaching: an essay on four underpinning principles of the Prince Claus Conservatoire’s instrumental teacher education

Tine Stolte, Karolien Dons

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Abstract

Up until 2005 Peter Mak was involved as pedagogy teacher in the instrumental teacher education of the Bachelor of Music of the Prince Claus Conservatoire. The programme’s pedagogy section consisted of modules developed by Peter including ‘Didactics’, ‘Learning processes’, ‘Study skills’, and ‘Exceptional learners.’ These modules, all thoroughly developed and described by Peter, formed a neatly rolled-out set of tuition for the students in the programme. The content and set-up of the modules were based on the latest developments and insights in education. All modules were underpinned by authentic sources from the field and were easy to read. During the past decade Peter’s influence and ideas for the instrumental teacher education remained of great importance. As a committed colleague he was always interested to look into issues and ideas related to the curriculum and stayed an important critical friend. But possibly most distinguished was his between-the-lines plea for all present and future teachers to approach each individual learner with respect and dignity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLifelong Learning in Music in Groningen
Subtitle of host publicationa Liber Amicorum for Peter Mak
PublisherHanzehogeschool Groningen
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-94-91090-05-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • music education
  • lifelong learning
  • teacher competencies

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Stolte, T., & Dons, K. (2016). Inquisitive learning as a basis for instrumental teaching: an essay on four underpinning principles of the Prince Claus Conservatoire’s instrumental teacher education. In Lifelong Learning in Music in Groningen: a Liber Amicorum for Peter Mak Hanzehogeschool Groningen.