Giving value to musical creativity

Kinsella, Victoria and Fautley, Martin (2020) Giving value to musical creativity. In: Creative and Critical Projects in Classroom Music Fifty Years of Sound and Silence. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 9780367417727

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Music is often considered to be inherently creative. However, there are many differing perspectives and definitions of creativity that make it difficult for music educators to define and recognise it in the classroom. These difficulties are multiplied when teachers need to think about ways of assessing the achievements of their pupils. This chapter draws on Paynter’s thinking about music education, and considers what musical assessment of creativity in musical learning in school classrooms could entail if the performativity culture, which has held sway in recent years, were to be bypassed. It begins with a consideration of creativity in music lessons. From there it moves to thinking about what is valuable in the music produced by pupils and how this might be assessed. It concludes by suggesting a change in emphasis towards making music as a first logical and helpful step.

Item Type: Book Section
20 October 2020Published
Subjects: CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Education and Social Work
Depositing User: Victoria Kinsella
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2023 12:01
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2023 12:01

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