Panagiotis Kanellopoulos



Panagiotis Kanellopoulos is Associate Professor on Music Education
at the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Thessaly.
received his MA and Ph.D. in
music education from Reading University (UK). He has taught music education
courses at the University of the Aegean, and was previously Lecturer of music
Education at the
Department of Music Studies,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has
presented his work in many international research conferences and symposia, and
has published articles in international publications and leading research
journals (Resonance, Psychology of Music, Philosophy of Music Education Review, British Journal of Music Education, Action Criticism and Theory for Music
Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory
). He is active as a
mandolinist, recording as a session musician. Since 1996 Panagiotis has
led many experimental educational workshops that focus on collective free
improvisation with variable forces, in a wide range of different venues and
contexts – notable, among those has been his collaboration with the Benaki
Museum, Athens. He is currently serving as co-chair of ISPME (International
Society for the Philosophy of Music Education). Main research interests include: children’s musical improvisation, ethnographic
approaches to children’s musical creativity, socio-cultural perspectives in music
education, improvisation as a wider socio-political form
of musical practice. 


E-mail: pankanel [at] gmail [dot] com

Selected research publications

P. A. (2011). In Pursuit of Musical
Freedom Through Free Improvisation: A Bakhtinian provocation to music education.
In M. A. Peters & J. White (eds.), Bakhtinian Pedagogy: Opportunities and
challenges for research, policy and practice in education across the globe
New York: Peter Lang. 

P. A. & Nakou, I. (2011). Playing improvisations, ‘playing’ culture: Music
games as a means for creative engagement with the museum world – a case study.
In Katy Beale (ed.), Museums at Play:
Games, Interaction and Learning
. Edinburgh: MuseumsEtc.

P. A. (2010) Envisioning Autonomy through Improvising and Composing:
Castoriadis visiting creative music education practice. Educational Philosophy and Theory, doi: 20AM

P. A. (2010). Towards a Sociological Perspective on Researching Children’s
Creative Music Making Practices: an Exercise in Self-Consciousness. In R.
Wright (Ed.), Sociology and Music Education (pp. 115-138). London: Ashgate.

R. & Kanellopoulos, P. A. (2010). Informal music learning, improvisation
and teacher education. British
Journal of Music Education, 27(1), 71-87.

Κανελλόπουλος, Π. Α. (2010). Η εθνογραφική μελέτη των τρόπων που τα παιδιά
δημιουργούν μουσική: μεθοδολογικά ζητήματα, εκπαιδευτικές προεκτάσεις. Στο Μ.
Πουρκός & Μ. Δαφέρμος (Επιμ.), Ποιοτική
Έρευνα στην Ψυχολογία και την Εκπαίδευση: Επιστημολογικά, Μεθοδολογικά και
Ηθικά Ζητήματα.
Αθήνα: Τόπος. 

Κανελλόπουλος, Π. Α. (2010). Προσεγγίσεις στην έννοια και την παιδαγωγική
σημασία του μουσικού αυτοσχεδιασμού: σχεδίασμα μιας πρότασης. Μουσικός Λόγος: Μουσικολογική Επιθεώρηση του
Τμήματος Μουσικών Σπουδών του Ιονίου Πανεπιστημίου
, τ. 9, 5-36.

Κανελλόπουλος, Π. Α. & Τσαφταρίδης, Ν. (Επιμ.) (2010). Η Τέχνη στην
Εκπαίδευση – Η Εκαπίδευση στην Τέχνη: Εξερευνήσεις του Δημιουργικού Ρόλου της
Τέχνης στην Εκπαίδευση. Αθήνα: Νήσος.

Κανελλόπουλος, Π. Α. (2009). Μουσικός Αυτοσχεδιασμός και Μουσική
Εκπαίδευση: Σχέσεις και (εν)τάσεις. Στο Ξ. Παπαπαναγιώτου (επιμ.), Ζητήματα Μουσικής Παιδαγωγικής (σσ.
239-264). Θεσσαλονίκη: Ε.Ε.Μ.Ε..

Κανελλόπουλος, Π. Α. (2009). Μια Κοινωνικο-πολιτισμική Προσέγγιση στη
Μελέτη της Παιδικής Μουσικής Έκφρασης και Δημιουργικότητας. Στο Μ. Πουρκός
(Επιμ.), Τέχνη, Παιχνίδι, Αφήγηση:
Ψυχολογικές και Ψυχοπαιδαγωγικές Διαστάσεις
(σσ. 311-355).

P. A.  (2008). ‘For Us It Is Important,
But To Other People It Might Seem Foolish’: Conceptualizing ‘Child Music’. In
B. A. Roberts (ed.), Sociological Explorations:
Proceedings of
5th International
on the Sociology of Music Education (pp.
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada: The Binder’s Press.

Kanellopoulos, P. Α. (2007). Musical Improvisation as
Action: An Arendtian Perspective. Action,
Criticism, and Theory for Music Education
6(3): 97-127.

Kanellopoulos, P. Α. (2007). Children’s early reflections on
improvised music-making as the wellspring of musico-philosophical thinking. Philosophy of Music Education Review, 15(2), 119-141.