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ERIC Number: EJ857733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 133
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7356
A Generative Model of Teachers' Thinking on Musical Creativity
Odena, Oscar; Welch, Graham
Psychology of Music, v37 n4 p416-442 2009
This article draws on and extends a four-year investigation of creativity in music education with particular reference to the perceptions of six secondary school teachers (Odena & Welch, 2007; Odena, Plummeridge, & Welch, 2005). A comprehensive review of recent literature in musical creativity is provided, which complements and reinforces the theoretical framework of the original study. A qualitative approach was used for data gathering, including a video elicitation interview technique and Musical Career Path questionnaires. Transcripts were subsequently categorized using NVivo. Taking into account other recent studies, previously unpublished data is examined and a generative model of how the teachers' thinking about creativity might develop over time is suggested: the teachers' past in-and out-of-school experiences and their daily classroom teaching shape their perceptions of musical creativity; this occurs as a continuing interaction that has the potential to modify the teachers' perceptions over time. Educational implications are considered in the conclusion. (Contains 4 figures, 1 table, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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