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ERIC Number: EJ1049417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Podcast Creation as Transformative Music Engagement
Bolden, Benjamin; Nahachewsky, James
Music Education Research, v17 n1 p17-33 2015
This article reports a qualitative study that examined students' experiences of creating podcasts within an undergraduate music education course. Future music educators used digital media technology to assemble and share reflections on significant interactions with music throughout their lives, combining spoken narrative and musical excerpts to create audio podcasts. Nine participants were interviewed about their experiences of podcast creation. O'Neill's theory of transformative music engagement illuminates the data. Significant findings include the potential of podcast creation to enable learners to: reconnect through personal stories and music with experiences that can inform personally meaningful knowledge construction; exercise creativity and self-expression through building and sharing unique representations of learning and of selves; connect to others and collaboratively develop knowledge; combine text and music to find and communicate meaning within the disparate elements; and expand mental capacity through thinking aloud and repeatedly listening to their own words.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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