Title

Powerful learning experiences and suzuki music teachers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-30-2016

Abstract

Powerful Learning Experiences (PLEs) of Suzuki music teachers were examined in this fifth study in a series. The definition of a PLE is: Experiences that stand out in memory because of their high quality, their impact on one’s thoughts and actions over time, and their transfer to a wide range of contexts and circumstances. Ten participants were each interviewed twice. All were Suzuki music teachers who had PLEs through their exposure to Suzuki and his philosophy. The second interview was the first in the series of studies to focus on teaching. Though the contexts of the PLEs were more similar than in any previous study, there appeared to be a unique set of factors for each individual’s experience. PLEs appear to be co-created in a complex system and display what can be described as liminal thinking and attunement.

Publication Name

International Journal of Education and the Arts

Volume Number

17

First Page

1

Last Page

26

Issue Number

36

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