The role of perceived self-efficacy in the development of musical ability: what can the study of successful musicians tell us about teaching music to able children?

Jaap, A. and Patrick, F. (2011) The role of perceived self-efficacy in the development of musical ability: what can the study of successful musicians tell us about teaching music to able children? Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 10(1), pp. 46-55. (doi:10.2304/csee.2011.10.1.46)

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Abstract

The role of perceived self-efficacy is important to human social development and to learning in general, but how it relates to music talent development is not well understood. This article explores the concept of perceived self-efficacy as it relates to the development of musical talent by considering what is meant by the concepts of high ability in music and self-efficacy, and by discussing the results of interviews with successful professional musicians. The interview data suggest the need for four aspects of self-efficacy to be present in order to fully develop talent: individual judgement of capability; a belief that outcomes are tied to individual actions; self-regulation of activities related to learning; and persistence in the face of difficulties. The implications of this for music teaching are also discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Patrick, Dr Fiona and Jaap, Dr Angela
Authors: Jaap, A., and Patrick, F.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Professional Learning and Leadership
Journal Name:Citizenship, Social and Economics Education
Publisher:Symposium Journals
ISSN:1478-8047
ISSN (Online):2047-1734
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 Symposium Journals
First Published:First published in Citizenship, Social and Economics Education 10(1):46-55
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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