Epistemic norms in the musical training for primary teacher education


  • Olga Belletich Public University of Navarra
  • Rolando Angel-Alvarado Public University of Navarra http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1800-2667
  • Miguel R. Wilhelmi Public University of Navarra


In Spain, the current education policy is forcing universities to adjust their teacher initial training, due to new school system orients to curriculum toward the competency based education. This research aims to determine whether, during the initial training on Primary Education degree, there is concordance between an Academic Programmes conducive major in Music Education and the competences established by the education policy. The method responds to didactical engineering for music education, observing the Academic Programmes enacted by universities. The results show that competency based education implemented by higher education centres it is not enough because institutions are not establishing didactical interventions internally coherent with the development of musical, pedagogical, and essential competences required for college students. In conclusion, universities still reproduce the collective imaginary that they have historically built on Music Education  

Author Biographies

Olga Belletich, Public University of Navarra

Olga Belletich Ruiz is a professor in Department of Psychology and Pedagogy at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, where teaches in Infant Education, Primary Education, Social Work and Applied Sociology degrees. Dr. Belletich is also a professor in the Master for teachers of secondary education. She holds a PhD in Education from the Public University of Navarra (she obtained the mention of European Doctor). Nowadays she is a member of the research group: Education, vocational and social development in Public University of Navarra, and she participates in the following projects: ERA (Alternative Rural Education); MER (Models of Reasoned Education) in Latin America.  Recently she has participated in the project entitled “PositivitiES” (Positive Psychology for Positive Education) promoted by EU program "Comenius" for Europe.

Rolando Angel-Alvarado, Public University of Navarra

Ph.D © in Humanities and Social Sciences at the Public University of Navarra, with funding from the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research of Chile, through the Scholarship “Becas-Chile 2015”.

Miguel R. Wilhelmi, Public University of Navarra

Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at the Public University of Navarra