ERIC Number: EJ1132655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
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Developing Musical Creativity through Reflective and Collaborative Practices
Gruenhagen, Lisa M.
Music Educators Journal, v103 n3 p40-45 Mar 2017
This article focuses on developing musical creativity through reflective and collaborative practices in elementary music. Studies on reflective practices reveal that students of any age are able to reflect knowingly. Researchers who have examined thinking, creativity, and musical understanding have discussed the importance of teaching practices that encourage collaboration and developing shared understandings through performance and reflective practices. This article examines student work in elementary music and describes strategies that support the development of independent, creative, musical thinkers. Suggestions for engaging students in reflective and collaborative practices that support the development of musical creativity in the elementary music classroom are included.
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary Education, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Creativity, Reflection, Cooperation, Elementary School Students, Problem Solving
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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