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ERIC Number: EJ928885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1461-3808
Narratives in Teaching Practice: Matti Raekallio as Narrator in His Piano Lessons
Hyry-Beihammer, Eeva Kaisa
Music Education Research, v13 n2 p199-209 2011
The present article considers the narratives told in piano lessons, studied as both a teacher's "way of knowing" and as echoes of "masters' voices" in classical music. The main character is a well known Finnish music pedagogue and artist, Matti Raekallio, and the study focuses on his knowledge of teaching practice; that is, his practical knowledge. The data was collected through observing Raekallio's piano lessons. The research results consist--in their notable part--of so-called curriculum stories: Raekallio's practical knowledge becomes visible during lessons in the interaction between teacher and student, in narratives that unite the music, the subject content, with musical, historical, social, and cultural contexts. The interpretation of the results is that through curriculum stories the students are taught knowledge and skills, but are also guided in the culture and practice of the field. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland