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International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology, 2022, 4(13); doi: 10.25236/IJFS.2022.041320.

How Can We Incorporate Informal Learning and Formal Learning in Music Education


Linlin Zhang

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Linlin Zhang

Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China


With the continuous development of politic, economy, and culture, the importance of education around the world is rapidly increasing, and the methods of education are constantly being updated. Music as a strong comprehensive discipline often needs to be taught through the constant exploration of new methods, so this article will discuss how formal and informal learning methods can be combined into music education. This paper first analyzes what formal and informal learning is, and then finds the use of the two learning methods in learning, and finally explores that the zone of proximal development proposed by Vygotsky can provide an important aid to the combination of the two methods. In the future, this paper hopes to demonstrate more new forms and new methods to throw into the cause of music education through more practice.


Formal learning, Informal learning, Music education

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Linlin Zhang. How Can We Incorporate Informal Learning and Formal Learning in Music Education. International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology (2022), Vol. 4, Issue 13: 132-135. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFS.2022.041320.


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