Music Education, Creativity and Technology: An Exploratory Study on Teaching Strategies and Creative Activities With Ex Novo Software




Creativity, educational strategies, music education, technology


Objective. To analyze the strategies and creative activities that music teachers carry out in their classrooms using software created by researchers that facilitates collaborative sound creation in educational contexts. Method. The work was carried out using an exploratory-descriptive approach through a didactic experience developed during 12 weeks in the classroom; after, 27 primary and secondary education teachers were surveyed. The survey collected information on classroom activities, creative processes conducted, teaching strategies adopted by teachers, classroom resources, and the use of software in the activities. Results. The findings show: 1) a managerial style of the teaching staff; 2) creative activities that were mostly limited to the soundization of images and stories; 3) a middle-lower hourly dedication in the classroom; 4) positive perceptions about cooperative work and the creativity of the students; 5) a positive evaluation of the software; 6) a large number of problems in understanding the software. Conclusions. It is suggested that there is a need for greater involvement of teachers in creative composition processes, as well as for more and better technological training of teachers.


Author Biographies

Maria Elena Riaño, Universidad de Cantabria

Doctora en Educación Universidad Pública del País Vasco (España). Título Superior de música por el Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. Profesora de la Universidad de Cantabria. Su investigación se centra en la creatividad musical, la educación artística, los proyectos interdidisciplinares y la educación musical y tecnología.

Adolf Murillo, Universitat de Valencia

PhD in Education Universitat Jaume I de Castelló (Spain). Graduate in music from the Conservatori Superior de Música de Barcelona. Professor at the University of Valencia. His research focuses on the arts, artistic education, contemporary artistic languages, learning projects based on collaborative artistic creation and musical creativity. He has received numerous awards and recognition in the field of pedagogy. He is a member of the University Institute of Educational Creativity and Innovation at the University of Valencia.


Jesús Tejada, Universitat de Valencia

PhD in music didactics. Professor at the University of Valencia (Spain). He is a member of the University Institute of Creativity of the University of Valencia, Spain. His research interests are technology, music education and modalities of presentation of musical information.


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