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ERIC Number: EJ1126072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec-30
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1529-8094
Powerful Learning Experiences and Suzuki Music Teachers
Reuning-Hummel, Carrie; Meyer, Allison; Rowland, Gordon
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v17 n36 Dec 2016
Powerful Learning Experiences (PLEs) of Suzuki music teachers were examined in this fifth study in a series. The definition of a PLE is: "Experiences that stand out in memory because of their high quality, their impact on one's thoughts and actions over time, and their transfer to a wide range of contexts and circumstances." Ten participants were each interviewed twice. All were Suzuki music teachers who had PLEs through their exposure to Suzuki and his philosophy. The second interview was the first in the series of studies to focus on teaching. Though the contexts of the PLEs were more similar than in any previous study, there appeared to be a unique set of factors for each individual's experience. PLEs appear to be co-created in a complex system and display what can be described as liminal thinking and attunement.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Canada
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