A French horn pedagogue’s professional understanding French horn didactopographer teaching students from beginner to expert, with teacher education as an ending point
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Original versionThe European Journal of Philosophy in Arts Education. 2016, 1 (1), 6-37. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3384873
This article is based on a qualitative study of a Norwegian French horn pedagogue’sprofessional understanding. Through thematic narrative analysis of observations of herteaching practice, interviews and a survey form, the author identifies three pivots onwhich the professional understanding is centred: hornists, strategies and merging. The horn pedagogues ́ professional understanding is presented in the research narrative‘The didactopographer’ in the middle of the article, and is discussed within a profession-oriented theoretical framework in which power, identity and knowledge are fundamental aspects. The discussion also draws upon Hans-Georg Gadamer’s views about education and the concept of sensus communis. The author summarises the contributions of this article to basic thinking in music and arts education.