Rethinking music performance in higher education
REACT is a reaction to a current problem arising from the long-established model for teaching music performance in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs): musicians are trained for acquiring read-only skills instead of educating them to become creative professionals.
REACT is an Strategic Partenership funded by ERASMUS+ that will mobilise a knowledge-creating international cooperative network to develop a new pedagogical model for HEIs – the Artistic Research-Based Learning (AR-BL) model.
The novelty of this project resides in shifting the focus from technical skills to material thinking, i.e., a specific mode of thought resulting from how ideas and works shape each other, reconfiguring the established mythopoetic configurations. The AR-BL model aims at encouraging a shift towards developing students’ creativity, proactive critical thinking and reflexive musical practice.