A generative model of teachers' thinking on musical creativity

Odena, O and Welch, G (2009) A generative model of teachers' thinking on musical creativity Psychology of Music, 37 (4). pp. 416-442. ISSN 0305-7356 (Print); 1741-3087 (Online)

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This paper 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, Plummeridge and Welch, 2005; Odena and Welch, 2007). 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. Taking into account other recent studies, previously unpublished data is examined and a generative model of how the teachers’ thinking about creativity might develop over time is suggested: the teachers’ past in- and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.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:creativity, secondary school, composing, perceptions, teachers’ thinking, model, qualitative methods
Subjects:X000 Education > X200 Education Research
X000 Education > X500 National Curriculum > X510k Music Education
X000 Education
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1177/0305735608100374
Faculties:Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Education > Education Research Centre
ID Code:6797
Deposited On:17 Dec 2009
Last Modified:08 Jun 2012 09:59

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