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ERIC Number: EJ1096027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1923-1857
Shifting from Fear to Self-Confidence: Body Mapping as a Transformative Tool in Music Teacher Education
Griffin, Shelley M.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v61 n3 p261-279 Fall 2015
Fear and lack of self-confidence toward music teaching are frequently experienced by many Bachelor of Education teacher candidates when they imagine themselves as future elementary general music teachers. Integrating visual art body mapping in elementary music methods fosters a unique opportunity to identify and interrogate musical experience. Findings from a 2-year narrative inquiry reveal how body mapping provides a window into music teacher identity through understanding the role of musical experience in teacher candidates' daily lives. Body mapping becomes a transformative tool in music teacher education to move teacher candidates from embodied fear to increased self-confidence in shaping future teaching practice.
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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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