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ERIC Number: EJ845394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Problem-Solving and Creativity: Insights from Students' Individual Composing Pathways
Burnard, Pamela; Younker, Betty Anne
International Journal of Music Education, v22 n1 p59-76 2004
Music educators are particularly keen to offer learning opportunities that enhance creativity. How this happens remains something of a mystery. Within an international context, this article reports on a study that used a cross-cultural perspective on creative thinking with a particular focus on examining the link between problem-solving and composing. The study compares the individual composing pathways of a sample of students drawn from a range of data sets that tracked students' thinking as they composed, in terms of the ways in which problems were perceived, framed and solved. Several common themes were identified across students' musical backgrounds, age and cultures from Australia, Canada and the UK. One such theme with educational implications was that perceiving a compositional problem and seeking solutions utilize different types of thinking. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; United Kingdom