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Daniel C. Johnson

He teaches international Orff Schulwerk professional development courses and co-authored Research Studies in Orff Schulwerk. A frequent speaker at national and international conferences, he has published research in numerous journals. A multi-instrumentalist with over fifteen years of teaching experience, Dr. Johnson also serves on the editorial board for Contributions to Music Education. The fifth edition of his textbook Musical Explorations is published by Kendall-Hunt, and a co-authored text Critical Thinking in Music Education is under contract with Oxford University Press.

There are 11 included publications by Daniel C. Johnson :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Carl Orff: Musical humanist 2006 1580 Beyond the obvious knowledge and skills imparted, education respects and enables students in ways that training does not. Composer Carl Orff articulated a central theme of his approach to education also known as Orff-Schulwerk, or schooling in music ...
Creating meaningful music listening experiences with active music making 2013 476 Of all musical activities, music listening is the most ubiquitous and essential to all other musical endeavors. In practice, however, music listening is often over-looked as a passive and prescribed activity. This article has a three-fold purpos...
The effect of critical thinking instruction on verbal descriptions of music 2011 408 The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of critical thinking instruction on music listening skills of fifth-grade students as measured by written responses to music listening. The researcher compared instruction that included opportun...
Exploring views from university faculty and cooperating teachers on general music teacher preparation 2012 73 The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine perspectives of experienced university faculty and cooperating teachers in general music education. The co-authors’ four guiding research questions were: (a) What are the ideal components of pr...
Fifth-grade instrumentalists' descriptions of music 2003 221 The purpose of this study was to investigate how elementary-aged students with instrumental experience listen to unfamiliar music. My two research questions were: how do elementary instrumentalists categorize unfamiliar music? and, how much attentio...
Listening and thinking: A pilot study 2006 229 The two purposes of this pilot study were: to classify fifth-grade students’ verbal responses as either Musical Term or Affective/Associative, and to determine if there was a significant difference between subjects’ verbal responses in written and ...
Music listening and critical thinking: Teaching using a constructivist paradigm 2004 2985 Music, a universal human endeavor, offers a unique perspective on studying the humanities. Studying music combines the intellectual and emotional meaning listeners make from music, engaging them in aesthetically focused-activities. In this article, ...
Shape note singing: An American tradition with Kodaly applications 2008 575 The article discusses the history and development of shape note singing in the U.S. Shape-note singing is recognized as one of the original style of American music. Shape-note singing derives its name from the use of shaped note-heads during 18th-19t...
Special challenges of assessing undergraduate research in the arts and humanities 2009 169 Departments in the arts and humanities are often inhospitable environments for assessment of learning outcomes. For one thing, student learning in these disciplines is not easily quantified. Also, department chairs and faculty members, having survive...
Thinking critically about assessing online learning 2008 265 Despite the proliferation of technology designed to increase efficiency and connectivity, students’ understanding and comprehension of course content often lags behind the latest advances in e-learning. Critical thinking in the form of higher-order...
Where wild flowers grow: a Costa Rican adventure 2010 184 Costa Rica does not have a strong tradition for music education other than the teaching of classical music performance. In order to promote music education, Dr. Daniel C. Johnson, an associate professor of music education at the University of North ...