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Tro kan förflytta berg: En studie i hur gitarrpedagoger kan arbeta för att stärka sina elevers tilltro till den egna förmågan
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study examines how guitar teachers can work to strengthen their students’ confidence in their own ability to play the guitar. To find this out, I have done interviews. I chose to interview guitar teachers and some of their guitar students so that the study would involve both a teacher and a student perspective. In this study I am using concepts that Bandura believes are affecting individuals confidence in their own ability. These concepts are: Reflection, Past success (Mastery Experience), Positive feedback (Verbal Persuasion), Safety (Psychological and affective states) and Reflection (Bandura, 1997). Students ability to reflect, to see that they have made progress and the feeling of safety during the guitar lessons are some factors that the teachers believe could strengthen the students self-efficacy. To make this happen, teachers have to help their students to feel that they can play the guitar, give them the possibility to see their own development and create a safe environment during the lessons. The students ability to look at their own learning, the feeling that they can play the guitar and also a sense of security during guitar lessons are things that the teachers believe to be key elements to strengthen students' confidence. The students’ response revealed that they have a certain habit to reflect on their learning and their abilities. They also mention that they have a good relationship with their teachers. The experience of success in the students playing was affecting their thoughts about their ability. If they had been successful in some part of the guitar playing they showed tendencies to have a high self-efficacy in that specific area. It appears that teachers can identify students with a low self-efficacy by listening to a student’s own reflections regarding their capabilities. It is also clear that if students learn to see their own development they can be strengthened in their beliefs about their capabilities. Positive feedback might also help students to gain a higher self-efficacy. If students feel comfortable during the guitar lessons their courage to expose themselves to different challenges may increase. Teachers have to give students challenges that they have the ability to manage through their own effort; this could increase students’ self-efficacy in similar tasks.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Tilltro till den egna förmågan, reflektion, tidigare framgångar, positiv kritik, trygghet
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-56139Local ID: cef55aff-1776-47dd-bf5d-81906347694aOAI: diva2:1029526
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Education, master's level
Validerat; 20130618 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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