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Preschool teachers' skills in teaching music: two steps forward one step back
Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9318-1151
Department of Education, University of Gothenburg, Communication and Learning; Gothenburg, United Kingdom .
2014 (English)In: Early Child Development and Care, ISSN 0300-4430, Vol. 184, no 12, p. 1800-1811Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates through observations and interviews what importance further education has for preschool teachers’ practice in two music-profiled preschool and their way of conceptualising it. A distinction between music as a method for teaching, on the one hand, and as a content of knowledge, on the other, is used in the analysis. The result shows that the teachers act confidently in dealing with music; both in spontaneous and planned activities, and that they show competence in teaching music to the children. In contradiction, when the teachers are interviewed about their work, they say that they have never been able to sing or play. They talk about music as a method for learning language, but they realise it in practice as the content of learning. This contradiction and its implications are discussed and it is argued that further education needs to take care of the fact that teachers need to develop a professional language.

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2014. Vol. 184, no 12, p. 1800-1811
Keywords [en]
didactic competence; music; preschool teachers; professional knowledge
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-26839DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2014.884086Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84912015711OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-26839DiVA, id: diva2:768975
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Export Date: 5 December 2014

Available from: 2014-12-05 Created: 2014-12-05 Last updated: 2016-05-13Bibliographically approved

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