The influence of professional identity on teaching practice: experiences of four music educators

Carrillo, Carmen and Baguley, Margaret and Vilar, Merce (2015) The influence of professional identity on teaching practice: experiences of four music educators. International Journal of Music Education, 33 (4). pp. 451-462. ISSN 0255-7614

Abstract

This study explores the influence of professional identity on the teaching practice of four school
music educators, two from Spain and two from Australia. Narrative inquiry methodology was
utilized in order to investigate the full spectrum of their musical experiences, ranging from their
earliest childhood memories to their current positions in the education sector. In the course
of the co-construction of the narratives, two recurrent themes emerged: strategies to improve
practice and teaching approaches. Despite the obvious cultural and institutional differences, there
was a marked correlation of these themes in terms of their contribution to the formation of
each of the participants’ professional identities. Although these findings are derived from a small
number of participants they may provide insights for specialist music educators, teacher educators
programs, and for those considering a career in music education.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 04:27
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 03:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: music teacher identity, music teaching practice, narrative inquiry, professional development, teacher collaboration, teacher reflection, teaching approaches
Fields of Research : 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: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/0255761415582348
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27208

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