KlangApps – Cluster Model and Communities

KlangAPPs Cluster Model – A cluster model for competence-oriented learning with apps in music lessons

Apps on smartphones and tablets enable new or different dimensions of action in music lessons. At the same time, the range of applications on offer has become unmanageable. The project systematizes technological dimensions of music-related apps for competence-oriented learning and design processes in schools.

Music-related learning and design processes with digital mobile devices are complex interactions that take place between acting persons, musical practices and digital technologies. Which apps are suitable for which learning and design processes and which music-related competences do learners develop through apps? The range of music-related applications and software solutions is now unmanageable. Almost 100,000 music-related apps are offered in the AppStore and PlayStore alone.

Out of this necessity, ways were sought to arrange and select apps for music in schools and to use them purposefully for learning processes. The result is a cluster model that arranges the apps - similar to human action - according to their competencies and is oriented towards four fields of activity or profession for which or from whose application context the apps were primarily designed. The handling of sounds (KlangAPPs) connects all apps.

The technological dimensions of KlangAPPs in themselves make little sense for learning and design tasks. These can only be discovered in interaction with music-related dimensions of action/competencies and on the basis of musical practices. To what extent individual apps in concrete teaching situations enable and extend basic areas of musical action and aesthetic experience through technologies, music pedagogical research is to test and investigate.

Music-related learning and design processes with digital mobile devices are complex interactions that take place between acting persons, musical practices and digital technologies. Which apps are suitable for which learning and design processes and which music-related competences do learners develop through apps?

Project Management

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Prof. Dr. Philipp Ahner
Landeszentrum MUSIK–DESIGN–PERFORMANCE

Staatliche Hochschule für Musik
Schultheiß-Koch-Platz 3
78647 Trossingen

Phone +49 (0)7425 9491-96
E-Mail philipp.ahner@mh-trossingen.de

KlangAPPs-Communities – An offer for university members, music teachers at schools and music schools at the Trossingen University of Music

Digitisation is a central topic for the Trossingen University of Music. Founded in 2016, at the Landeszentrum MUSIK–DESIGN–PERFORMANCE teachers and students work on innovative approaches for artistic practice, research and teaching. At the centre of the diverse discussions are - in the sense of a studio - new artistic-aesthetic, musical-educational and scientific spaces as well as a continuation of the musical-artistic heritage. Equipped with six new artistic and scientific professorships, the Landeszentrum MUSIK–DESIGN–PERFORMANCE functions as a kind of turntable by working on questions and practical problems from different perspectives in innovative performances, teaching-learning arrangements and research approaches in an organized form in various study programmes, specialist groups and institutes of the university as well as in cooperation with the partners of the Landeszentrum.

KlangAPPs-Communities for university teachers, music teachers at schools and music schools and students

Apps are usually installed on devices in which ten or more sensors are installed: Microphones, touch screens, motion sensors, thermometers, GPS tracking systems, and a host of other sensing features. The principles of how technologies deal with sound are basically the same from smartphones to mainframes. They become visible in various applications (software) that deal with sound in some way: generating (creating, imitating or combining), processing (recording, editing or reproducing), measuring or ordering (KlangAPPs). The wealth of possible applications and their benefits is unmanageable for the individual teacher.

In the sense of "Community of Practice", practice-oriented (working) communities, in which the members are informally connected with each other, meet university teachers, music teachers at schools and music schools and students. They have similar tasks to accomplish and can learn from each other through interaction. In an interplay of individual, collective and organisational learning, the communities form a place ("embodied") and a form of sharing ("distributed"). These different KlangAPPs communities meet at self-determined intervals and meet again on 27-29 May 2019 for a meeting of all KlangAPPs communities.

Topics of the KlangAPPs communities are the following questions for the different pedagogical practice fields (university teaching, school music lessons, school music clubs, individual and group lessons in music schools):

  • How can the existing possibilities of digitisation and mediatisation be used for learning processes in and outside schools?
  • How can changed forms of artistic production and aesthetics be effectively integrated into music-related teaching and learning processes of cultural education with mobile devices in the context of digitalization?Interest: Then contact us!

Project Management

  • Prof. Dr. Philipp Ahner

Contact Us

Prof. Dr. Philipp Ahner
Landeszentrum MUSIK–DESIGN–PERFORMANCE

Staatliche Hochschule für Musik
Schultheiß-Koch-Platz 3
78647 Trossingen

Phone +49 (0)7425 9491-96
E-Mail philipp.ahner@mh-trossingen.de

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