Co-constructing globalizing music education through an intercultural professional learning community
A critical participatory action research in Nepal
The PAR (Participatory Action Research) design highlights a more democratic, inclusive, and balanced approach to research and, as such, aims to challenge the Western hegemony in academic knowledge production. The inquiry is furthermore based on the conviction that the need for decolonising music teacher education is both real and imminent and can be effectively addressed through creating collaborative learning opportunities for educators from diverse backgrounds. Following the works of Arjun Appadurai, we should consider the right to research a universal right, and by inclusively expanding its reach we can provide opportunities to navigate through different knowledge paths and realize the potential to rejuvenate music teacher education practices and research both locally and globally.