Digital sociology, music learning, and online communities of practice

Authored by: Kari K. Veblen , Janice L. Waldron

The Routledge Handbook to Sociology of Music Education

Print publication date:  March  2021
Online publication date:  March  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138586369
eBook ISBN: 9780429504631
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People are at the heart of music teaching and learning in imagined communities and in realised communities of practice. Through online, offline, and convergent connections, we become immigrants in increasingly dense and dynamic worlds. This chapter surveys online music communities of practice through the lenses of digital sociology and online ethnography. The first of a two-part series, this writing considers online communities of practice involving music education in formal settings such as schools and institutions.

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