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ERIC Number: EJ832827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Uncovering Pre-Service Music Teachers' Assumptions of Teaching, Learning, and Music
Bernard, Rhoda
Music Education Research, v11 n1 p111-124 Mar 2009
In this study, the author collected narratives from her students in a music teacher education programme. Using narrative analysis, students' assumptions and thoughts about music teaching, music learning and music making were uncovered. Through the presentation of a case study of one student, the author demonstrates some of the ways that the insights that she gained through collecting and analysing her students' narratives have influenced her teaching and advising. Working with narratives in this way has powerful implications for research and practice in music teacher education. Researchers can learn a great deal about the thinking and assumptions that pre-service music educators bring to their studies, and practitioners can develop strategies to more effectively support their students as they develop their professional identities as music educators. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A