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Die dilemma van die musiekwetenskaplike in die onderrigsituasie

Bertha Spies
Koers - Bulletin for Christian Scholarship/Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap | Vol 60, No 4 | a649 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koers.v60i4.649 | © 1995 Bertha Spies | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 January 1995 | Published: 22 January 1995

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Bertha Spies, Departement Musiek Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir Christelike Hoër Onderwys Potchefstroom, South Africa

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The dilemma of the musicologist who is also a teacher. In this article a main educational objective, namely the interpretation of reality, forms the basis for discussing the dilemma of the musicologist who is also a teacher. Firstly, various facets of musical reality are discussed under the following headings: the meaning of reality for the musicologist, artistic representation of reality and an idealized musical reality. Secondly, the manner in which musical reality is interpreted is discussed. Thirdly, results of a fragmented musical reality are mentioned and finally, proposals aimed at solving the problem of the musicologist-teacher are put forward, arguing for a more objective view of reality as a whole, stressing the double responsibility of the musicologist-teacher to interpreting difficult texts and the necessity to re-evaluate traditional theories in the light of their didactic effectiveness.


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