How trainee music teachers learn about teaching by talking to each other: an action research study

Tim Cain

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Abstract

This article presents an action research study into how trainee music teachers in England use a structured discussion process called ‘Collegial Consultation’ to learn about teaching. The research shows that, in Collegial Consultation, trainees learn from each other by offering several solutions to a problem, offering reasons for their ideas, trying to understand other people’s ideas, signalling agreements with each other, disagreeing and building on each other’s ideas. The article argues that the structure of Collegial Consultation promotes an ethos of equality that supports high-quality educational discussion, allowing trainee teachers to think together about teaching music within the classroom.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-154
JournalInternational Journal of Music Education
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Collegial Consultation
  • Initial Teacher Education
  • Action Research

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