What have we learned about improvisation pedagogy?

Guro Gravem Johansen, Kari Holdhus, Christina Larsson, Una MacGlone

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Abstract / Description of output

This closing chapter discusses the main points arising from the book. These are concerned with outlining specific challenges and possibilities in improvisation pedagogy described by the contributing authors. The following questions lead the narrative of the discussion: What characterises learning in improvisation, what kind of development is afforded by improvisation, and what are the conditions? Key elements of agency, power, social context, and ethics are discussed. These elements are proposed as possible tools to facilitate drawing comparisons across different contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExpanding the Space for Improvisation Pedagogy in Music
Subtitle of host publicationA Transdisciplinary Approach
EditorsGuro Gravem Johansen, Kari Holdhus, Christina Larsson, Una MacGlone
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN (Electronic)9781351199957
ISBN (Print)9780815392101
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Improvisation
  • Education
  • Nursery children
  • Creativity
  • talk
  • Qualitative


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