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University professor says techno can revolutionise traditional education

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  • Sydney Megan Jow
  • 26 April 2017

A new exposé written by Professor Pete Dale of Manchester Metropolitan University raises the intriguing point that integrating techno and other electronic styles into standard music curriculums could revolutionise education.

Dale explains that the genres young adults enjoy the most are least often visited in the classroom.

Although classical has always been a mainstay in music education, lessons in sounds that students consider "their music" will inevitably help them engage in something they already have deep interests in.

He explains: "For a lot of these kids, they've grown up with this music. Their parents were probably ravers in the heyday of 'acid house'. School music lessons, however, very rarely even acknowledge its existence within British culture".

The professor, who works within the inner-city education initiative Teach First, has also incorporated DJ decks and equipment into his lessons to amazing results in increased student performance.

Read Peter Dale's full 'How electro and techno could help to revolutionise school music lessons' via The Conversation.

Sydney is Mixmag's US Digital Content Editor. Follow her on Twitter here

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