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Rock and Roll Will Never Die: Using Music to Engage Students in the Study of Political Science

  • Christopher Soper (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1049096510000296
  • Published online: 01 April 2010
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Popular music is ubiquitous in the lives of our students, music is used by politicians at virtually every one of their campaign events, and musicians are increasingly active in politics, but music has never been considered as a pedagogical tool in teaching political science classes. This article describes the use of music in an introduction to American politics class. I argue that playing music in class can increase student interest, reinforce important concepts, and actively engage the students in the learning process. Finally, using popular culture connects meaningfully with the way that many of our undergraduate students are experiencing politics.

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Donna M. Binkiewicz 2006. “Tunes of the Times: Historical Songs as Pedagogy for Recent U.S. History.” History Teacher 39 (4): 515–20.

Horowitz R. Burton , and Howard Abeles . 2000. “Learning in and through the Arts: The Question of Transfer.” Studies in Art Education 41 (3): 228–57.

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Robert S. Root-Bernstein 2001. “Music, Creativity and Scientific Thinking.” Leonardo 34 (1): 6368.

Michael Watts , and William E. Becker . 2008. “A Little More than Chalk and Talk: Results from a Third National Survey of Teaching Methods in Undergraduate Economics Courses.” Journal of Economic Education 39 (3): 273–86.

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