ERIC Number: EJ1073429
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Publication Date: 2006-Nov
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Toward a Reconstruction of "Creativity" in Music Education
Humphreys, Jere T.
British Journal of Music Education, v23 n3 p351-361 Nov 2006
Creativity in human endeavours is being discussed and promoted in many fields and venues throughout the Western world. In this paper I discuss reasons for the current emphasis on creativity, especially in music education. I also describe some philosophical, psychological, cultural, and political/social/economic factors that have worked for and against the teaching of creativity in school music programmes, while recognising that technology also plays an important role.
Descriptors: Music Education, Creativity, Relevance (Education), Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Cultural Influences, Psychological Characteristics, Political Influences, Socioeconomic Influences, Teaching Methods, Influence of Technology, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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