A avaliação da performance no ensino profissional de música
: processos de avaliação e subjetividade

  • Lurdes da Conceição Ferreira Carneiro (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Assessment is an investigation object in educational sciences, and the ideas and concepts that have been produced and developed, by national and international researchers, gradually have transformed the context of current education. According to the consulted literature, it seems to be, for most teachers, an area that arouses some difficulties. As stated by several authors, the evaluation of artistic performance, particularly in music, as in any kind of judgment or assessment, is verified the presence of subjectivity. This subjectivity inherent to the individual, and in this case, the musician / teacher, is the result of influences suffered throughout his training and personal, academic and professional growth. How can we get along with this subjectivity in the evaluation practices in music schools? Which tools can be used by teachers, to clarify and help the evaluation processes? Following the methodological strategy and qualitative approach of the study case, we start from the observation of a particular example, to build an notion on the assessment of musical performance and its subjectivity. This dissertation and his subject, attempts to promote the meeting of art and knowledge: music, philosophy (aesthetics) and educational sciences (evaluation theories).
Date of Award2013
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorSofia Lourenço da Fonseca (Supervisor)


  • Assessment
  • Music performance evaluation
  • Subjectivity


  • Mestrado em Ensino de Música

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