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International Journal of Educational Research

2008 Volume 47, Number 1

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Collaboration between 3- and 4-year-olds in self-initiated play on instruments

    Susan Young

    This article reports on a study of collaborative music-making on instruments among 3- and 4-year-old children. An area equipped with musical instruments was provided as a free-choice play option in... More

    pp. 3-10

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  2. Children's creative collaboration during a computer-based music task

    Allan Hewitt

    The purpose of this study was to identify and analyse specific instances of transactive communication as children engaged in a paired melody writing task using a computer-based composing... More

    pp. 11-26

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  3. Music and eJay: An opportunity for creative collaborations in the classroom

    Marina Gall & Nick Breeze

    This paper draws on results of a research project InterActive Education: Teaching and Learning in the Information Age (see The overall aim of the project was to... More

    pp. 27-40

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  4. Musical collaboration outside school: Processes of negotiation in band rehearsals

    Dorothy Miell & Karen Littleton

    This paper presents a study of a series of band rehearsals run by five young people as they practised for a gig together: preparing new songs as well as developing their existing sets. The analysis... More

    pp. 41-49

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  5. Learning music from collaboration

    R. Keith Sawyer

    I draw on two traditions of research: the social psychology of collaborative groups, and the ethnographic study of improvisational performance. I outline a general model of group creativity derived... More

    pp. 50-59

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  6. Investigating children's musical interactions within the activities systems of group composing and arranging: An application of Engeström's Activity Theory

    Pamela Burnard & Betty Anne Younker

    This article applies Engeström's Activity Theory (AT) as an analytical lens to identify defining characteristics of the collaborative creative music making activities of composing and arranging.... More

    pp. 60-74

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  7. Commentary

    David J. Hargreaves

    pp. 75-77

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