Culturally Relevant Applications of Digital Audio Workstations in the Heterogeneous GT Classroom

Chris Deason (Full Sail University, USA)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 251
EISBN13: 9781466675070|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6489-0.ch010
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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to discuss, explain, and share how the author has used culturally relevant instructional methods (i.e., hip-hop pedagogy) and Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) in K-12 classroom environments to impact learning motivation and learner achievement from 2005 to 2012. Emphasis is placed on the elements of hip-hop culture (i.e., rapping, graffiti art, beat making, and break dancing) combined with DAWs to impact learning motivation and learner achievement in the heterogeneous Gifted and Talented (GT) classroom. Recommended hardware and software is discussed. Examples include audio interfaces, cables and microphones required, recommended audio recording software, and classroom environment preparations. Photographs and illustrations are included to make the chapter applicable to practitioners in classroom environments and educational researchers.
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