Creativity in the secondary music classroom

Odena, O. (2012) Creativity in the secondary music classroom. In: McPherson, G. and Welch, G. (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 1. Series: Oxford handbooks. Oxford University Press: New York, NY, USA, pp. 512-528. ISBN 9780199730810 (hardback); 9780199971213 (ebook) (doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199730810.013.0031)

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The purpose of this chapter is to review key research in, and practices of, creativity in music education in order to assist the reader to better understand what is known about musical creativity in teaching, learning, and development between ages 12 and 18. The chapter aims to support teachers in promoting musical creativity in their classrooms. The choice of studies reviewed focuses on key research-based publications, mostly based in formal education settings, and embracing all types of methodological approaches. The first part of the chapter is devoted to an examination of some of the meanings attached to the word creativity, drawing on aesthetics, musicology, psychology, and education. The second part focuses on a conceptualization of musical creativity for the secondary classroom, incorporating a cross-cultural perspective. The chapter concludes with a discussion of promising practices and some final considerations.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Odena, Professor Oscar
Authors: Odena, O.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Robert Owen Centre
College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISBN:9780199730810 (hardback); 9780199971213 (ebook)
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