Teaching strategies and gender in higher education instrumental studios

Zhukov, Katie (2012) Teaching strategies and gender in higher education instrumental studios. International Journal of Music Education: Research, 30 1: 32-45. doi:10.1177/0255761411431392

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Author Zhukov, Katie
Title Teaching strategies and gender in higher education instrumental studios
Journal name International Journal of Music Education: Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0255-7614
Publication date 2012-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0255761411431392
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 30
Issue 1
Start page 32
End page 45
Total pages 14
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract This study investigates instrumental music teaching strategies in higher education settings, in order to identify those employed and their frequency and context of use. An instrument- and gender-balanced sample of 24 lessons from five institutions was analysed using a researcher-designed observational instrument. The results reveal the predominance of teacher demonstration, general directives and praise as most frequent teaching strategies employed in lessons. Gender differences emerged in the teaching approaches: the male teachers gave more general directives and explanations and the female teachers offered more answers and practice discussions; the male students received the most specific teacher criticism despite uniform use of praise. The findings provide new evidence of teaching practices in advanced instrumental studios and raise questions regarding gender issues in music teaching.
Keyword Gender
Higher education
Instrumental teaching
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Sat, 07 Apr 2012, 03:04:55 EST by Dr Katie Zhukov on behalf of School of Music