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ERIC Number: EJ1157479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Exploring Self-Regulation through a Reflective Practicum: A Case Study of Improvement through Mindful Piano Practice
Pike, Pamela D.
Music Education Research, v19 n4 p398-409 2017
Learning to self-regulate during practice is one of the most important skills that music majors must learn. Yet, because practising tends to occur mostly in private, there can be a disconnect between instructors' approaches to teaching practice skills in the lesson and students' actual behaviour in the practice room. This case study explored the potential for using a four-month long reflective practicum, where a faculty coach observed one student's practice sessions and together they engaged in shared reflection, discussion, and exploration of various components of self-regulation. Seven aspects of self-regulation, related to forethought, volitional control, or self-reflection, emerged as needing improvement. The practice of self-reflection and dialogue between coach and pupil helped the piano student to increase self-regulation, and improve attributions and intrinsic motivation during practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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