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ERIC Number: EJ784340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Using Reflection as a Tool for Training Generalist Teachers to Teach Music
Dogani, Konstantina
Music Education Research, v10 n1 p125-139 Mar 2008
This article investigates the way future teachers can be encouraged to frame their pedagogy for music teaching through reflection. During student teachers' first experience of teaching music to children in preschool settings, data were gathered through questionnaires, real time and video observations of teaching, discussions and reflective journals. The findings show that student teachers attempted to overcome their fears and incorporated theory, previous knowledge and experience into practice. With reflection, they increased their awareness of their beliefs, assumptions and values about teaching and realized the importance of immersing themselves in music-making with the children. Further questions arise in relation to policy issues affecting the teaching of music in preschool settings as well as the way training and planned opportunities can enrich students' own creative musical experiences and finally affect their teaching approach in relation to musical creativity and teaching music in general.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A