Dr Dimitra Kokotsaki
Dimitra Kokotsaki is a lecturer at the School of Education and a member of the Education Evaluation Group at the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University, England.
She carries out research in music education and is particularly interested in the educational and socio-psychological processes that operate in music making with a specific focus on creativity and engagement.
She is currently the principal investigator in the evaluation of the Restorative Approaches initiative in County Durham and in a recent piece of research funded by the Nuffield Foundation about improving the primary-secondary transition in music education at the North East of England, UK.
Dimitra would welcome applications from prospective doctorate students on teacher education and identity, music education, creativity in education and pupil engagement.
- Music Education
- Teacher Education
Journal papers: academic
- Kokotsaki, D. (2012). Pre-service student-teachers' conceptions of creativity in the primary music classroom. Research Studies in Music Education 34(2): 129-156.
- Kokotsaki, D. (2011). Student-Teachers' conceptions of creativity in the Secondary Music Classroom. Thinking Skills and Creativity 6(2): 100-113.
- Kokotsaki, D. & Hallam, S. (2011). The perceived benefits of participative music making for non-music university students: A comparison with music students. Music Education Research 13(2): 149-172.
- Kokotsaki, D. (2010). Musical involvement outside School: How important is it for trainee teachers in secondary education?. British Journal of Music Education 27(2): 151-170.
- Hallam, S., Burnard, P., Robertson, A., Saleh, C., Davies, V., Rogers, L. & Kokotsaki, D. (2009). Trainee primary school teachers' perceptions of their effectiveness in teaching music. Music Education Research 11(2): 221-240.
- Kokotsaki, D. & Hallam, S. (2007). Higher Education Music Students' Perceptions of the Benefits of Participative Music Making. Music Education Research 9(1): 93-109.
- Kokotsaki, D. (2007). Understanding the ensemble pianist: A theoretical framework. Psychology of Music 35(4): 641-668.
Journal papers: professional
- D. Kokotsaki (2005). Attaining a high quality in musical ensemble performance: the pianist's perspective. Piano Professional 7: 29-32.
- Newton, D.P., Donkin, H., Kokotsaki, D. & Newton, L.D. (2012). Creativity in Art and Music. In Creativity for a New Curriculum: 5-11. Newton, L.D. Routledge. 62-79.
- Hallam, S., Castle, F., Rogers, L., Crech, A., Rhamie, J. & Kokotsaki, D. (2005). Research and Evaluation of the Behaviour Improvement Programme. Institute of Education.
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- Subject specialists: educational research, music education
- Subject specialists: educational research, music education, psychology of music