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Interpersonal behaviour in one to one instrumental lessons: an observational analysis

Creech, Andrea (2012) Interpersonal behaviour in one to one instrumental lessons: an observational analysis. British Journal of Music Education, 29 (3). pp. 387-407. ISSN 1469-2104. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Additional Information: (in press). This paper explores patterns of interpersonal behaviour amongst teachers and pupils during one-to-one instrumental lessons. Eleven violin teachers and their pupils aged 10 to 16 were observed. Digital recordings of 23 one-to-one lessons were analysed using the overarching categories of teacher talk, teacher questioning, scaffolding, pupil talk and pupil playing. These findings suggest that teachers and pupils may become entrenched in fixed patterns of interaction behaviour that potentially place constraints on teaching and learning outcomes. The implications for practice lie in teachers’ awareness and reflections on their own interaction behaviours. Being cognizant of fixed patterns of behaviour, teachers may choose to re-frame their style of interaction, thus effecting positive changes in teaching and learning. This paper offers a framework for reflective practice that is based on robust empirical evidence, and will potentially impact on teaching and learning in music.
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Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2011 12:53
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