Principles of Creative Pedagogy

Part of the Computational Music Science book series (CMS)


The concept of a creative pedagogy as an approach to creative teaching was introduced by Andrei Aleinikov in 1989. We summarize its theoretical and practical aspects and discuss its realization when introducing our concept of creativity. We conclude with the special situation of creative pedagogy in musical education, where not only the methodological aspect of this pedagogy relates to creativity (which would be the case in general education in chemistry or physics, for example), but also the creative activity of a composer or improviser.


Creative Activity Creative Action Creative Work Semiotic System Critical Concept 
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    Aleinikov A G: On Creative Pedagogy. Higher Education Bulletin, 12, 29–34, 1989 Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guerino Mazzola
    • 1
    • 2
  • Joomi Park
    • 3
  • Florian Thalmann
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MusicUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.McNally Smith College of MusicSaint PaulUSA

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