Online ISSN: 1989-9572

Keywords : Music education

Creativity in music performance: Aspects that facilitate and inhibit its development in higher education

Patricia Adelaida González Moreno

Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers, 2014, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 103-114

Teaching art and music is commonly associated with the development of creative skills. Music performance involves distinctive creativities that vary among music traditions and genres. Based on classroom observations and interviews with instrumental and voice professors, this study examined conceptions of creativity in music performance, strategies used to develop studentsʼ creative skills that result in original and innovative music performances, and factors that facilitate or inhibit such creative performances. Results of the study suggest a strong emphasis on technical and musical skills as the foundation for creative performance, regardless of musical traditions. However, approaches for the study of technique, devoted time, and how it transfers to actual creative practice differs significantly among traditions. Other aspects that favor an adequate music development are the student-teacher relationships that generate autonomy, flexibility, and freedom, and environments geared towards musical exploration and innovation. Educational implications for the proper development of creativity that result in effective teaching processes for music performance are discussed.

Psycho-semiotic reflection on creativity in Arts: critical discussion from a neuroscience research and their equivalent in the teaching learning process

Violeta Schwarcz López Aranguren

Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers, 2014, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 177-192

Reflect on the concept of creativity and arts learning leads us to think of the psychological processes and intersubjective constructions in the social order in which we find ourselves that are considered creative. But we should question what we call creativity, what are the factors that are delimited as aspects or properties of the creative person, or if we consider the process of building or innovation and finally if we evaluate the product as "work of art". We then opened, a number of questions that can be addressed from different perspectives and have been worked from very different fields. From neuroscience research, processes and psychological mechanisms involved, to semiotic analysis of works of art, finding certain epistemological obstacles Bacherlad to say, we should locate to account for what we mean by creativity. Also we propose a critical analysis from the joint between the investigation of subjects from a neurophysiological research line and tell if the emerging results correlate with the mechanisms and processes that unfold in the teaching-learning processes.