Nigerian youths in a global world: Active music learning as a paradigm
The young people belong to the largest peer group in history. They live in a rapidly changing world faced with many pressures and challenges and are ill-equipped to tackle their problems. Education is the bedrock of development but in a global world, it is bisected with myriads of problems ranging from poor teaching approaches to paucity of quality teachers and polluted learning environment. The teachers’ approaches should be able to prepare learners for challenges of the 21st century. This qualitative study is an attempt to explore the interactive approaches to music education in this era of information technology. This study which is anchored on constructivism theory argues that learning is a process of making meaning and that young people in this global world can develop their existing knowledge and understanding in music education through active interactive approaches to achieve deeper levels of understanding. It concludes by recommending that music teachers at all levels should brace themselves with the life challenges of Nigerian youths to develop in the students, life skills, entrepreneurial thinking and workforce.
Keywords: Globalization, Youths, Music education, Entrepreneurship and Active teaching and learning approaches.