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Stevanovic, Melisa; Kuusisto, Arniika – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Identifying precisely what teachers do to elicit desired changes in their students' knowledge and skill is a long-lasting challenge of educational research. Here, we use conversation analysis to contribute to a deeper understanding of this matter by considering how Finnish-speaking musical instrument teachers use directives to guide their…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Ruismaki, Heikki; Tereska, Tarja – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2006
This article studies early childhood musical experiences of Finnish pre-service elementary teachers (N=590). The article also analyses their connections between musical self-concept at student age and musical progress in teacher education. Research material was gathered by a questionnaire, which posed retrospective questions about childhood as…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Music Education, Music, Singing
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Laes, Tuulikki – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This article presents a case study of a group of approximately 70-year-old women who are learning to play rock band instruments in a formal music school context. The study examines the individual and shared meanings that the participants assigned to taking part in the rock band. The study aligns with John Dewey's view that the meanings of present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Older Adults, Musical Instruments
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Hietanen, Lenita; Ruismäki, Heikki – Education & Training, 2016
Purpose: Entrepreneurship education is recommended for implementation throughout the entire educational path. However, there have been challenges in implementing entrepreneurship education for many kinds of students, especially in non-business education. The purpose of this paper is to ask how 15-year-old students in Finnish basic education are…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Music, Music Activities, Foreign Countries
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Ruokonen, Inkeri; Sepp, Anu; Moilanen, Venla; Autio, Ossi; Ruismaki, Heikki – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2014
This article discusses the five-string kantele as an example of the Finnish national heritage, a school instrument and an example of sustainable design. A qualitative case study was made by collecting the data from the Finnish students--prospective teachers--and the sixth form pupils, who had designed and carved their own five-string kanteles. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Appreciation
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Ruismäki, Heikki; Tereska, Tarja – British Journal of Music Education, 2008
This article reports on a retrospective study of Finnish pre-service elementary teachers' assessments of their musical experiences in nursery school and elementary and secondary school and real-time study of their experiences in teacher training. The participants (N = 590) had received musical instruction in five age groups (4-6 years, 7-12 years,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Education
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Daniel, Ryan – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore why highly trained musicians choose to teach in higher education. An international population from nine countries of music instrument teachers was sampled via online survey, to determine their reasons for teaching in higher education. Motivational constructs from the expectancy-value framework were used,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Online Surveys, Music Teachers
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Juntunen, Marja-Leena – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the visions of teacher educators of instrumental pedagogy (n = 12) in higher music education regarding "good" teaching and instrumental student teacher preparation. The theoretical basis for the study was research on teachers' visions (Hammerness, 2006): teachers' own conceptions of ideal teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Music Education
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Abankwa, Julia; Mikkilä-Erdmann, Mirjamaija – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
The investigation of targeted competencies and respective learning environments in two cases of piano teacher education aimed to identify themes for higher music education programme development. Application of the model of six instrumental/vocal music teacher roles resulted in the conceptual understanding of these roles in four permeable spheres…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Musical Instruments
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Penttinen, Marjaana; Huovinen, Erkki; Ylitalo, Anna-Kaisa – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
In the present study, education majors minoring in music education (n = 24) and music performance majors (n =14) read and performed the original version and melodically altered versions of a simple melody in a given tempo. Eye movements during music reading and piano performances were recorded. Errorless trials were analyzed to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Eye Movements, Education Majors, Music Education
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Ketovuori, Mikko – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
This article investigates a piano-playing subject called "keyboard harmony." The subject was initially developed in the 1980s to give (K-12) schoolteachers the skills needed for accompanying singing in classrooms. Since keyboard harmony today has an official status in all Finnish music schools, both piano and general music teachers ought…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, Music Education, Preservice Teachers
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Brandstrom, Sture; Wiklund, Christer; Lundstrom, Erik – Music Education Research, 2012
The purpose of this article was to present the project Vi r Music, with a focus on electric guitar teaching (Case 1) and master classes (Case 2). What were the benefits and shortcomings in the two cases and how did online teaching differ from face-to-face teaching? A guitar teacher with a specialisation in jazz music introduced distance teaching…
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Distance Education