• Viviana Vinci Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria


music education, curriculum design, teacher's practical knowledge, creativity,


In the last decades, research on music education has witnessed a significant increase focusing on different epistemological perspectives. Any artistic experiences represent an essential right aimed at enhancing creativity as well as fostering creative entrepreneurship, as recently confirmed by recent international policies, programmes, and best practices which underline the innovative, social, economic and occupational role of creativity. In Italy, music culture in the school system is backed by several legislative provisions; nevertheless, the role of music in school curricula still suffers from a certain subordination. We discuss the outcomes of a survey carried out within the project named “A vertical experimentation of musicâ€. The methodological protocol has been articulated according to the practice analysis’ framework. The survey – conducted through in-depth interviews (target: 25 music instruments teachers) – allowed for an insight into the contribution of teachers' practical knowledge in music curriculum planning stages.


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The author thanks the support of A vertical experimentation of musicProject, MIUR D.D. 1137/2015 Grant. Lead Institution: don L. Milani (High School), Acquaviva delle Fonti (BA).