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Karin Johansson

Karin Johansson

Professor

Karin Johansson

Undergraduate students' ownership of musical learning: obstacles and options in one-to-one teaching

Author

  • Karin Johansson

Summary, in English

This paper describes a longitudinal, collaborative case study, made in the framework of the project Students' Ownership of Learning (SOL) during one academic year with one vocal teacher and two female students. The aim of the study was to relate the interaction between the teacher's and the students' intentions and expectations to the institutional level as well as to the rules and 'real-life' practice of the musical profession that the students are trained for. In the study, one-to-one tuition in higher music education was theorised as a culturally and historically grounded activity system consisting of relationships between musicians, instruments, music-making traditions and audiences. The concept of contradiction was used as a tool when analysing individually experienced obstacles for musical learning. The results describe how learning obstacles such as conflicting views on the purpose of the activity may be articulated, confronted and transformed into options through collaborative work. By linking the individual and collective levels of knowledge and by using professional practice as a developmental transfer, all aspects of the 'conservatoire tradition' may be seen as holding potential for development and expansion.

Department/s

  • Malmö Academy of Music

Publishing year

2013

Language

English

Pages

277-295

Publication/Series

British Journal of Music Education

Volume

30

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Topic

  • Music

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1469-2104