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12. Collaborative Learning – A Possible Approach of Learning in the Discipline of Study Musical Analysis

Gabriela Vlahopol
Published Online: 2016-04-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/rae-2016-0012


The musician’s typology is anchored, according to the traditional perception, within the limits of an individualistic image, which searches, develops and affirms its creativity following an individual training process. The collaborative learning is one of the educational patterns less used in the artistic education, being limited to several disciplines whose specificity requires appurtenance to a study group (for instance chamber training, orchestra). The method’s application to the theoretical disciplines often encounters reserves both on part of the teachers and the students as well, because of the efforts required for its design and implementation. The study herein offers a possible approach of collaborative learning within the course of study Musical Analysis, pleading for the need of the social component development of the learning activities of the instrumental performer student, by his involvement within a study group.

Keywords: creativity; cooperation; group study; music analysis


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Published Online: 2016-04-04

Published in Print: 2016-03-01

Citation Information: Review of Artistic Education, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 99–108, ISSN (Online) 2501-238X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/rae-2016-0012.

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