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How do preschool teacher students think of themselves according to knowledge and interest in music?
Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics. (SILU)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9318-1151
Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics. (SILU)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5522-3146
2015 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

At a few universities in Sweden students can chose a preschool teacher education program with a music profile. At one of these universities a study is undertaken aimed to reach knowledge that can be useful in the developing process of such a profile, and also in the development of the regular preschool teacher program.

Method

In total 16 of 25 students in one course group have participated in focus group interviews and 30 of 32 in another course group have answered a questionnaire.

Aim

The purpose of the paper presentation is to, in light of the described study, discuss the extent to which the design of the current preschool teacher program with music profile contributes to affect students' perceptions of themselves in relation to knowledge and interest in music.

Result

Despite the fact that the majority of students studying preschool teacher education with music profile not have selected the education due it was a music profile most of them say that music is an important part in their lives. Using Smalls (1996) concept musicking our interpretation is that they see themselves as musicking humans. But in relation to their education most of them express that they lack knowledge and competence. One interpretation is that within the framework of the education it have been possible to create motivation and interest, but the students perception of themselves as holder of knowledge associated to music appears more difficult to change.

Conclusions

Learning based on experience from organized 'learning-by-doing-oriented' situations in course sessions do not automatically lead to that those experiences can be transformed into a future professional situation. So, how to support preschool teacher students in becoming musicking preschool teachers?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
Keyword [en]
music, preschool teacher, knowledge
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Didactics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-28931OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-28931DiVA: diva2:853878
Conference
MERYC-2015 the 7th Conference of the European Network of Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children. 5- 9 maj 2015, Tallin, Estland.
Available from: 2015-09-15 Created: 2015-09-15 Last updated: 2015-10-09Bibliographically approved

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