Lifelong music learning for sustainable development
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Roels, Johanna Maria
Petegem, Van, Peter
Abstract: This paper discusses how lifelong music learning is connected to sustainable development and shows a case study of the Flanders region in Belgium. Literature, while still in need of much further development, suggests the connection can be established. Belgium scores low in environmental sustainability at the world level, which creates a strong demand of policy focus on sustainable development. The data of music academies of the region reveals that the demand for lifelong music learning in the area is notably increasing, which could be an affirmative sign. We demonstrate a method of music teaching as a supply-side factor that we believe strongly connected to the philosophy of education following the ideals of sustainable development.