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Music Teachers’ Perceptions of, and approaches to,Creativity in the Greek-Cypriot Primary Education

Makris, S; Welch, G; Himonides, E; (2021) Music Teachers’ Perceptions of, and approaches to,Creativity in the Greek-Cypriot Primary Education. The Journal of Creative Behavior 10.1002/jocb.518. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

TThe purpose of this study was to explore music teachers' perceptions of, and approaches to, creativity in Primary education. Even though teachers' perceptions on creativity have been investigated broadly and extensively, qualitative research on music teachers' beliefs nurturing the students' creativity in Primary education are less common. In the present paper, data were collected through in-depth interviews with 10 individuals in the Greek-Cypriot Primary Education. The results of this exploratory study indicated that activities should include the promotion of the students' self-action and autonomy, and the pedagogical initiatives that enable students to come up with original outputs in order to be creative. This understanding, in turn, provided the researchers with access to the teacher participants' perceptions of creativity: a multifaceted concept related to students' autonomy, initiative, and the application of imagination and unrestrained thinking to any musical activity. These findings offer some initial insights and are discussed with respect to their implications for policy and practice. Suggestions for future research are also made.

Type: Article
Title: Music Teachers’ Perceptions of, and approaches to,Creativity in the Greek-Cypriot Primary Education
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/jocb.518
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1002/jocb.518
Language: English
Additional information: ive Education Foundation (CEF). DOI: 10.1002/jocb.518 This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.
Keywords: creativity, music, education, perceptions, qualitative
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10132305
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