Deepening inquiry: What processes of making music can teach us about creativity and ontology for inquiry based science education

Walter S. Gershon, Oded Ben-Horin

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Abstract

Drawing from their respective work at the intersection of music and science, the coauthors argue that engaging in processes of making music can help students more deeply engage in the kinds of creativity associated with inquiry based science education (IBSE) and scientists better convey their ideas to others. Of equal importance, the processes of music making can provide students a means to experience another central aspect of IBSE, the liminal ontological experience of being utterly lost in the inquiry process. This piece is also part of burgeoning studies documenting the use of the arts in STEM education (STEAM).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number19
Pages (from-to)1-37
Number of pages37
JournalInternational Journal of Education and the Arts
Volume15
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Literature and Literary Theory
  • Music

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