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Sanna Kivijärvi

Sanna Kivijärvi
University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy

DMus; MEd

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Introduction
Sanna Kivijärvi's research interests are interdisciplinary, combining music education, education policy and sociology of the arts. She has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on accessibility, equity and other policy issues in Finnish music education system and beyond.

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Publications (27)
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In this article, we consider Western Standard Music Notation (WSMN) as a normative communication system that, through representing certain cultural frameworks, may pose obstacles to musical learning, particularly in general music education. To focus this examination, we discuss different critical aspects of what we call the “notation argument”: Bec...
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This theoretical article focuses on reasonable accommodation in education by offering conceptual tools that could prove beneficial in resolving policy concerns for equity in music education. Providing reasonable accommodation entails making necessary and appropriate modifications that may include depending on the circumstances, physical or interact...
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Tämä ArtsEqual-toimenpide suositus on suunnattu kunnille, oppilaitoksille ja yksittäisille opettajille yhden vertaisuuden edistämiseksi peruskoulun, lukion ja taiteen perusopetuksen musiikinopetuksessa. Musiikkikasvatuksessa kohtuullisilla mukautuksilla tarkoitetaan muutoksia, joilla mahdollistetaan vammaisen henkilön osallistuminen opetukseen tai...
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Music education policies worldwide are required to abide by the obligation to operate on the basis of equity, which is also an issue of social justice, and legal and political human rights. Yet, the complexity of issues of equity and justice remains largely unrecognised in music education, particularly in relation to the specific, more vulnerable g...
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This article illustrates how a social innovation, Figurenotes, has contributed and can contribute, through conceptual change, to the advancement of equity in Basic Education in the Arts (BEA), Finland’s publicly funded system of extracurricular music education. BEA has traditionally been characterised by structures and pedagogical practices–such as...
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Reasonable accommodations in music education are individual and context-dependent policies that are planned and implemented together with the person who has a disability. Reasonable accommodations are required by the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities , as well as equity legislations in several countries. This Art...
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This article aims to contribute to the current theoretical and practical understanding of music educators' pedagogical tact through a theoretical lens of embodiment within a children's hospital. Embodied pedagogical tact as a form of practitioner knowledge can effectively serve as a means for music educators, working along healthcare professionals,...
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Suomen Akatemian Strategisen Neuvoston Tasa-arvoinen yhteiskunta -ohjelmasta rahoittama ja Taideyliopiston koordinoima ArtsEqual-tutkimushanke (2015–2021, ks. www.artsequal.fi) on kiinnostunut siitä, kuinka taide ja taidekasvatus voivat lisätä yhteiskunnallista tasa-arvoa ja kuinka taiteen ja taidekasvatuksen saavutettavuutta voidaan edistää. Tässä...
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While the interest in understanding how music affects an individual’s development is growing, the significance of music education for a more equal society has also been frequently discussed. In this study, we pay special attention to the potential for social capital that music learning, making, and experiencing offer. We report upon the reactions a...
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The purpose of this study is to examine the applicability of an applied music notation system, Figurenotes, by using the concept of educational method as theoretical lens. Figurenotes is examined through this lens at two levels: the micro level of music educational practice and the macro level of advancement of educational policies. The study is ba...
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This ArtsEqual policy brief offers government bodies and local institutions responsible for the implementation of Basic Education in the Arts insights from recent research to inform discussions on accessibility, as well as offer concrete suggestions on how accessibility can be realized in all fields of arts education.
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In this essay, we elaborate on John Dewey’s pragmatist idea of aesthetic experience in the context of early childhood music education; how people make meaning of the world through the body in a continuous interaction with their environment. In this analysis, we define early childhood music education as music education with children up to eight year...
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The subject of this research is Figurenotes, a simplified notation system developed at the Resonaari Centre for Music Education (Helsinki) in the 1990s. In Finland, the application of Figurenotes has considerably advanced the opportunities for students with significant support needs (i.e. cognitive and developmental disabilities) to access music as...
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We consider the individual and the collective as fundamentally interdependent. Interaction leads to learning and therefore theories of interaction are of importance. For a music teacher, the achieved awareness can lead to practical advances. Discovering the most productive interactional strategy and understanding the consequences of actions within...
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There is a growing interest in music education that focuses on students with Special Educational Needs (SEN). This is partly the result of various concerts, video clips, documentaries, and other publications that have popularized recent progress in the field.
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Special Music Education activates diverse learners to meet the professional requirements of musicians. This paper concentrates in the description of the music learning and studying process of a specific marginal group of mainstream music education; the case study concerns the project Disabled People as Musicians which is organized by the Special Mu...

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Six research groups in the ARTSEQUAL project reinterpret the traditional position of the arts in Finland by regarding them as a basic service that should be available equally for all and that contributes to well-being across a wide range of life domains. From the perspectives of equality and well-being, the project produces new knowledge on how already existing arts services can be developed in order to enhance citizen creativity and communal engagement. The research groups will apply systems thinking in order to comprehend the social impacts of the arts, and analyse how participatory artistic and arts-educational interventions in schools, basic arts education and in social and health services impact well-being. The project will propose policy recommendations to support political decision-making and consolidate new arts services. The project is carried out in close collaboration with ministries, regional state administration, municipalities, and NGOs.