(Des)construindo percursos
: estudo de metodologias alternativas no ensino da guitarra

  • Ana Sofia dos Santos Silva (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This investigation paper characterized by a qualitative approach seeks, through the interview and direct observation technics, to understand in what way the teacher’s pathways reflects on his pedagogic practice. We aim to focus our investigation only on teachers who present both a formal and informal academic career. Four guitar teachers were interviewed who worked in the school year 2012/2013 in Portugal, two of them in the context of higher education and the remaining in schools specialized in music education. The results show how the learning process works both in the school and nonschool contexts, revealing a brief characterization of these two. Participating teachers demonstrate the importance of mediation between what are the expectations of the student in relation to learning an instrument and the discipline’s programs, trying to keep the student motivated. They also demonstrate some strategies and philosophies that teachers carry from one context to another, expressing the thought that the learning made out of the school context should be considered, together with that happen within it, as a global phenomenon and not as separate learning aspects that don’t intersect.
Date of Award2013
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPaulo Antunes (Supervisor) & Artur Caldeira (Co-Supervisor)


  • Informal and formal music learning
  • Life stories
  • Learning pathways
  • Guitar teaching


  • Mestrado em Ensino de Música

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