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Collaborative creativity in instrumental group music learning as a site for enhancing pupil wellbeing

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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Authors

Dragovic, T 

Abstract

This study explores the nature of the elements that co-influence collaborative creativity in instrumental group music learning and the intrinsic potential for enhancing pupil wellbeing as evidenced in a particular secondary-school (extra-curricular) group instrumental programme Percussion 1. Wenger's Community of Practice (CoP) and Engestrom's Activity Theory (AT) provide an in-depth analytical framework for the analysis of 14 rehearsals, 13 semi-structured interviews and 41 teachers' and pupils' reflective diary entries. Findings support the intrinsic potential for enhancing pupil wellbeing by empowering them through supportive statements and decision-making, and engaging them through the embodiment of music learning.

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collaborative creativity, music learning, wellbeing, activity theory, community of practice, adolescents' extracurricular activity participation

Journal Title

Cambridge Journal of Education

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Journal ISSN

0305-764X
1469-3577

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Publisher

Taylor & Francis