The Resource A community of learners : an investigation of the relationship between flow experience and the role of scaffolding in a kindermusick classroom, by Patricia A. St. John

A community of learners : an investigation of the relationship between flow experience and the role of scaffolding in a kindermusick classroom, by Patricia A. St. John

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A community of learners : an investigation of the relationship between flow experience and the role of scaffolding in a kindermusick classroom
Title
A community of learners
Title remainder
an investigation of the relationship between flow experience and the role of scaffolding in a kindermusick classroom
Statement of responsibility
by Patricia A. St. John
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study investigated the relationship between flow experience and scaffolding in a Kindermusik classroom of twelve 4- and 5-year-olds. Combining Csikszentmihalyi's flow paradigm with Vygotskian socio-cultural theory provided a rich framework to consider young children's interpretation and negotiation of teacher-defined tasks within the social context of a learning community. Instrumentation and protocol was replicated from Custodero's research on observed flow; her revised Flow in Music Activities Form (R-FIMA)--involving Behavioral and Affective indicators--was utilized as a measurement tool. Coded analysis of eight 75-minute sessions, videotaped across a 15-week semester, resulted in 681 R-FIMA forms (110 events coded for 1-12 children). Reliability was established with high to moderate percentages of agreement between the researcher and two independent coders. Factor analysis of 9 Behavioral Indicators resulted in 4 experiential dimensions. Flow, including self-assignment, deliberate gesture, expansion, and skill--was interpreted as the essence of optimal experience, representing both elements of challenge and skill. Material Strategies, whose components anticipation and extension also predicted flow, were repeatedly coupled with peer awareness. Personal Strategies (self-correction and imitation), Material Strategies, and Social Strategies (peer awareness and adult awareness) facilitated or sustained flow. Factor analysis of 8 Affective Indicators resulted in two discrete dimensions similar to other flow research: Affect (happy, cheerful and excited) and Agency (active, involved, alert, successful and satisfied). ANOVA tests were run comparing general characteristics of musical events with the experiential dimensions. Events conducted in the Open Space as opposed to the Singing Circle or the Worktables, lasting 3-4 minutes, and within the 5-6 week range of familiarity, were the most flow facilitating. Comparisons of the experiential dimensions to specific music content revealed Movement and Instrument-play activities produced the most optimal experiences. The Social Strategy/Peer Awareness was robust to influences across several categories. Consistently high means for Flow, Peer Awareness and Material Strategies suggest that there are moments when simply being together engaged in collective music-making, creates the foundation from which the joy of and motivation for learning emerges. The community scaffolds itself through the dynamic exchange of improvised ideas, generating flow through the power of the musical interactions
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St. John, Patricia A
Degree
Ed.D.
Dissertation year
2004.
Granting institution
Teachers College, Columbia University,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
MT1
LC item number
.S69 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Music
  • Early childhood education
  • Creative ability
  • Creative thinking
  • Developmental psychology
Target audience
specialized
Label
A community of learners : an investigation of the relationship between flow experience and the role of scaffolding in a kindermusick classroom, by Patricia A. St. John
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Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 242-255)
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
881827626
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 263 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881827626
Label
A community of learners : an investigation of the relationship between flow experience and the role of scaffolding in a kindermusick classroom, by Patricia A. St. John
Publication
Copyright
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 242-255)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
881827626
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 263 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881827626

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