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ERIC Number: EJ1024544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Songcrafting: A Teacher's Perspective of Collaborative Inquiry and Creation of Classroom Practice
Muhonen, Sari
International Journal of Music Education, v32 n2 p185-202 May 2014
This article examines the wider meanings of collective inquiries, creative collaboration and learning at work through analyzing a teacher's learning process when plunging into collaborative inquiry and creation with the students in primary classroom context. The incorporation of "songcrafting" into the existing practice of singing ready-made songs is analyzed and evaluated as a teacher-researcher's reflection-on-practice. The case of long-term change in practice is modeled as collaborative creative process (Csikszentmihalyi, 199; Sawyer, 2006) and inquiry (Dewey, 1933/LW 8, 1938/LW 12), examining its enhancing and hindering elements. An extension on the definition of songcrafting is presented. By seeing the teacher as a constant co-learner alongside her students, the creative capabilities of both are highlighted. The issues of reproduction and collaborative creation concerning both musical practices and musical works are also examined.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland