A1 Journal article (refereed)
Teacher beliefs about student agency in whole-class playing (2022)

Stolp, E., Moate, J., Saarikallio, S., Pakarinen, E., & Lerkkanen, M.-K. (2022). Teacher beliefs about student agency in whole-class playing. Music Education Research, 24(4), 467-481. https://doi.org/10.1080/14613808.2022.2098264

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Stolp, Eveliina; Moate, Josephine; Saarikallio, Suvi; Pakarinen, Eija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina

Journal or series: Music Education Research

ISSN: 1461-3808

eISSN: 1469-9893

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 11/07/2022

Volume: 24

Issue number: 4

Pages range: 467-481

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14613808.2022.2098264

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82631


This study explores music teachers’ beliefs of student agency in whole-class playing and investigates what characterises student agency through teachers’ values, actions and observations within this unique multimodal and -dimensional learning environment. Our abductive analysis of 11 interviews reveals that the role of teacher support is significant in enacting students’ agency. This study provides insights into student agency through the eyes and actions of teachers within the context of whole-class playing and suggests that the enactment of different aspects of student agency is an essential feature necessary for whole-class playing to succeed.

Keywords: teachers; music; music teachers; teacher-pupil relationship; students; beliefs; values (conceptions); human agency; interaction; ambience; social support; learning environment; playing an instrument; music education

Free keywords: music education; whole-class playing; student agency; musical agency; comprehensive school; music teacher

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

JUFO rating: 3

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