Assessing Creativity in Music: International Perspectives and Practices

Samuel Leong, Pamela Burnard, Neryl Jeanneret, Bo Wah Leung and Carole Waugh

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 2

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199928019
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Music

 Assessing Creativity in Music: International Perspectives and Practices

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This article presents six case studies from England, Australia, and Hong Kong, which illustrate the different ways creativity in music is defined and assessed by teachers and learners in various educational contexts. It considers the influence of educational policies on the assessment of musical creativity. It also examines the key features of music creativity assessment in order to draw parallels between various contexts. The article concludes with a discussion of the implications for classroom practice.

Keywords: music; creativity; Hong Kong; England; Australia; music education; education policy

Article.  7207 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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