The role of career creativities in developing identity and becoming expert selves

Dawn Bennett*

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Abstract

Part III of this book considers Institutional Creativities, and the current chapter considers these from the perspective of how and why to incorporate creativities that are beyond the musical. In this chapter I explore the role of career creativities in developing identity and becoming ‘expert selves’. In so doing I hope to highlight the need for music students to reorient their learning through the creative exploration of possible future lives in music: to create ‘expert selves’ that are sustainable over the career lifespan. This aim is first addressed by presenting the context, with a comparison of music students’ career purviews and the known characteristics of music careers. Then I consider academic discourses about learning, identity and work. This is followed by discussion of employability and career development. I conclude by considering the role of creativities in incorporating identity within existing programmes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeveloping Creativities in Higher Music Education: International Perspectives and Practices
EditorsPamela Burnard
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Chapter20
Pages234-244
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781315885223
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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