Cleaver, David M. (2009) Storying the musical lifeworld: illumination through narrative case study. In: Barrett, Margaret and Stauffer, Sandra L., (eds.) Narrative inquiry in music education: troubling certainty. Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 35-56. ISBN 978-1-4020-9861-1
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Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9862-8
In addition to the exploration of the general, music education will continue to benefit from the study of personal meaning from the perspective of the particular. This idea aligns with the field of psychology where a strong case has been made for idiographic perspectives to act not only as support for but also as antidote to the prevalence of nomothetic viewpoints. To support the case for the particular, this study takes the form of a narrative case study portrait of the musical lifeworld of Jan Peterson, a musically dedicated school student. Purposefully, the research has set out to illuminate the complexity, depth, and uniqueness of individual music meaning and the nature of a particular “identity in music.” With implications for music education, many of the prime structures of personal meaning illuminated are those connected to music learning experiences and processes. The storied representation of individual musical lifeworld experience reveals how music may permeate life. Importantly, the study reinforces the case that music teachers should no longer simply teach a subject – but develop sensitivities to the nature of musical identity and musical life texts. The narrative portrait is accompanied by the theoretical and technical details that were considered when constructing a narrative case study portrait.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)|
|Additional Information:||Author version unavailable. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 780.7 Nar. This chapter presents an individualised, exploratory approach to narrative research and analysis. It would be of interest to researchers who are interested in exploring 'identity in music'.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||arts-based educational research; music education; narrative inquiry; narrative research; teacher education|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators|
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education|
|Deposited On:||24 May 2010 22:11|
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