Meaning construction in music classes as a dimension of music related education
This paper discusses the educational potential of music classes in which music-related meaning is constructed. The term «meaning» is based on a constructivist approach. The «moderate constructivism» according to Siegfried J. Schmidt (1994) takes account of the social context, in which each individual is integrated. In this context, a justification of an assignment of meaning needs to be intersubjectively traceable. Music classes in schools become, according to the author, a predestined place to construct meaning, as individuals with different, already constructed meanings of music meet, which may cause a perturbation of the meanings of others. In this way, existing constructs can be broadened or changed and educational processes can be initiated.