Guro Gravem Johansen

Guro Gravem Johansen
Norwegian Academy of Music · music education and music therapy

PhD

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Introduction
Guro Gravem Johansen is affiliated with the Department for music education and music therapy, Norwegian Academy of Music. Guro does research in Music education, instrumental practising, and learning and teaching in jazz and improvised music. She is Editor-in-Chief for the perr-reviewed journal Nordic Research in Music Education, and wrote the book "Children's guided participation in jazz improvisation: A study of the 'Improbasen' learning centre' (Routledge, 2021).
Education
August 2008 - November 2013
Norwegian Academy of Music
Field of study
  • Music Education

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Publications (36)
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Understandings of teaching and learning rest on our understandings of what it is that we teach or learn. Much of research in music education in the Western world is situated within Western classical music, often with the implicit assumption that this specific music tradition carries universal features. Thus, the norms, values, procedures, and socia...
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Volume 20 of the Nordic Research in Music Education Yearbook marks the yearbook’s transition from printed physical book to open access publishing under the name Nordic Research in Music Education (NRME), as part of a newly established collaboration between the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Norwegian publishing house Cappelen Damm Akademisk. As...
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In music academies and conservatoires, the culture of teaching and learning seems to nurture individuality and hierarchic structures at the cost of collaboration and sense of community. This could indicate a privatized conception of teaching and learning musical skills. As current research suggest that students’ learning may benefit from collaborat...
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In higher music education (HME), the notion of “private teaching, private learning” has a long tradition, where the learning part rests on the student's individual practicing between instrumental lessons. However, recent research suggests that collaborative learning among peers is beneficial in several aspects, such as sense of belonging, motivatio...
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This article seeks to discuss approaches to instrumental practicing directed towards developing improvisation competence, by analyzing empirical data from a qualitative study on jazz students’ instrumental practicing. The concept explorational practice is derived from the theory of expansive learning, and compared against the concept deliberate pra...
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This article presents an empirical study on instrumental practice among Scandinavian jazz students, with a particular focus on how improvisation competence is developed. The study has a qualitative research design and employs Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT). Findings showed that a central value for the participants was the development of...
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This article explores historical narratives about authenticity in learning jazz in relation to how jazz students within higher music education describe their practices of instrumental practising. In a qualitative study of such practices among Scandinavian jazz students, aspects of autonomy emerged as central. These aspects are musical freedo...
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The article gives an account of the practice of copying from recordings, as a part of jazz students’ instrumental practise. The article is based on a PhD thesis, which was designed as a qualitative interview study with 13 Norwegian and Swedish jazz students, within an activity theoretical framework. Results show that copying as learning practic...

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