ERIC Number: EJ1081755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 89
Recognizing Creativity in the Music Classroom
Kokotsaki, Dimitra; Newton, Douglas P.
International Journal of Music Education, v33 n4 p491-508 Nov 2015
This study examined trainee music teachers' judgements of the musical creativity of secondary age students. Nine pieces of music composed by Year 8 students (13 years of age) were evaluated by 17 postgraduate, trainee teachers. These musical pieces were sorted into a diamond-shaped formation according to how creative they were perceived to be with the most creative pieces placed at the top and the least creative ones placed at the bottom of the diamond. This approach helped the trainee teachers achieve some agreement in their evaluation of the students' creativity. As well as a practical approach to recognizing musical creativity, the analysis of the trainees' responses led to the identification of some attributes, such as representing the stimulus idea well and making imaginative use of musical elements and musical devices, which can help teachers to recognize, evaluate and promote children's creative responses in music.
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Creativity, Secondary School Students, Grade 8, Preservice Teachers, Musical Composition, Pictorial Stimuli, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)