A Pedagogical Approach to Instructing the Millennial Music Student in Higher Education: A Framework Based on Existentialist Principles

By Susan Alexandra Boddie.

Published by The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning

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This article examines the notion of student involvement in a higher education study based on character traits of millennial students. The research will offer ways to consider instructing students of this generation in higher education music programs. This article explores instruction with a theoretical framework grounded in several existentialist principles. These principles may offer ways for teachers to enter into student-teacher relationships, which may lead to students determining their outcome, thus leading to enhancing student involvement and engagement in higher education.

Keywords: Millennials, Generation Me, Student Involvement Theory, Existentialist Principles, Music Instruction

The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning, Volume 23, Issue 3, September 2016, pp.15-21. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: July 6, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 406.319KB)).

Dr. Susan Alexandra Boddie

Vocal Instructor, School of Music, Acadia University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada