Arts based research of participation in music education

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In search of validity in arts based research, the present article takes meaning as the point of departure asking the following questions:
• What or who constitutes meaning?
• In which context(s) and to which extent can the meaning in question be considered
true or valid?
• How can aesthetic meaning support validity?
The context for the discussion is a previous study aiming to understand children’s
participation strategies in music activities. Using a phenomenological approach, the
study aimed to understand in which ways participation proved meaningful to children.
After presentation of the study, the discussion focuses on concepts of meaning and
validity and how they relate to arts based research in particular. Four different themes
are briefly discussed: the theoretical basis supporting validity, aesthetic meaning in
terms of ambiguity and recognisability, the role of aesthetics in arts based research, and finally the aesthetic attitude in aesthetic experience and research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of the Philosophy of Arts Education
Volume4
Issue1
Pages (from-to)27-53
Number of pages27
ISSN2002-4665
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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