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Dr Dimitra Kokotsaki - all publications

Chapter in book

  • Kokotsaki, D. (2016). Engagement and creativity in music education. In Trends in Music Information Seeking, Behaviour, and Retrieval for Creativity. P. Kostagiolas, K. Martzoukou, & C. Lavranos (Eds) IGI Global.
  • Kokotsaki, D. & Katsipataki, M. (2014). Motor Skill Acquisition. In Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia. Thompson, W.F. Sage Publications. 713-714.
  • 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.

Journal Article

  • Wiles, Michael,A. & Kokotsaki, D. (2021). A phenomenographic approach to understanding some Taiwanese music teachers' experiences of creativity in the classroom. Musicae Scientiae 25(1): 111-139.
  • Kokotsaki, Dimitra (2021). Pupils' views about their learning in writing: a qualitative study of a primary school in the North East of England. Education 3-13
  • See, B.H., Morris,R., Gorard,S., Kokotsaki, D. & Abdi,S. (2020). Teacher recruitment and retention: A critical review of international evidence of most promising interventions. Education Sciences 10(10): 262.
  • Younger, K., Gascoine, L., Menzies, V. & Torgerson, C. (2019). A systematic review of evidence on the effectiveness of interventions and strategies for widening participation in higher education. Journal of Further and Higher Education 43(6): 742-773.
  • Wang, Lijuan & Kokotsaki, D. (2018). Primary school teachers’ conceptions of creativity in teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in China. Thinking Skills and Creativity 29: 115-130.
  • Ferrari, D., Kokotsaki, D., Newton, D.P. & Newton, L.D. (2017). How can the understanding of analysis of sonata form movements be deepened by the use of graphic representation? The Journal of Music and Meaning 14: 1-20.
  • Kokotsaki, D. (2017). Pupil voice and attitudes to music during the transition to secondary school. British Journal of Music Education 34(1): 5-39.
  • Kokotsaki, D. (2017). Pupils' perceptions of attainment in music at the start of secondary school in England: a descriptive analysis. Journal of Education and Training Studies 5(5): 120-130.
  • See, B.H. & Kokotsaki, D. (2016). Context and Implications Document for: Impact of arts education on children's learning and wider outcomes. Review of Education 4(3): 263-265.
  • See, B.H. & Kokotsaki, D. (2016). Impact of arts education on children’s learning and wider outcomes. Review of Education 4(3): 234-262.
  • Kokotsaki, D., Menzies, V. & Wiggins, A. (2016). Project-based learning: a review of the literature. Improving Schools 19(3): 267-277.
  • Kokotsaki, D. (2016). Pupils' attitudes to school and music at the start of secondary school. Educational Studies 42(2): 201-220.
  • Kokotsaki, D. & Newton, D.P. (2015). Recognizing creativity in the music classroom. International Journal of Music Education 33(4): 491-508.
  • Kokotsaki, D., White, C. & Hopkins, B. (2014). Capturing change: a review of the implementation of Restorative Approaches and its outcomes within a local authority in North East England. Online Educational Research Journal 5(5): 151.
  • Kokotsaki, D. (2014). Pupil attitudes to music during the transition to secondary school. Music Mark Magazine
  • 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.
  • D. Kokotsaki (2005). Attaining a high quality in musical ensemble performance: the pianist's perspective. Piano Professional 7: 29-32.
  • D. Kokotsaki & J.W. Davidson (2003). Investigating Musical Performance Anxiety among Music College Singing Students: a quantitative analysis. Music Education Research 5(1): 45-59.
  • Coimbra, D., Davidson, J.W. & Kokotsaki, D. (2001). Investigating the Assessment of Singers in a Music College Setting: The Students' Perspective. Research Studies in Music Education 16(1): 15-32.

Book review

  • Kokotsaki, D. (2013). Review of Musical Creativities in Practice. Thinking Skills and Creativity 10: 1-2.


  • Torgerson, C.J., Torgerson, D.J., Ainsworth, H., Hewitt, C.E., Kasim, A., Kokotsaki, D., Bell, K., Elliott, L. & Gascoine, L. (2018). Calderdale Excellence Partnership: IPEELL. Evaluation and Executive Summary. School of Education. Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).
  • Menzies, V., Kasim, A., Kokotsaki, D., Hewitt, C., Akhter, N., Collyer, C., Younger, K., Wiggins, A. & Torgerson, C. (2016). Hallé SHINE on Manchester: Evaluation report and executive summary. Education Endowment Foundation.
  • Menzies, V., Hewitt, C., Kokotsaki, D., Collyer, C. & Wiggins, A. (2016). Project Based Learning: Evaluation report and executive summary. School of Education. London, Education Endowment Foundation.
  • See, B. H. & Kokotsaki, D. (2015). Impact of arts education on the cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes of school-aged children. A review of evidence. School of Education. Durham, Education Endowment Foundation.
  • Kokotsaki, D. (2015). Improving the primary-secondary transition in music education. School of Education. Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring / Durham University.
  • Menzies, V., Collyer, C., Kokotsaki, D., Hewitt, C., Younger, K., Wiggins, A. & Torgerson, C. (2015). SHINE in Secondaries: Evaluation report and Executive summary. Education Endowment Foundation.
  • See, B H & Kokotsaki, D (2015). Systematic review of the impact of arts education on the cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes of school-aged children. Education Endowment Foundation.
  • Higgins, S., Katsipataki, M., Kokotsaki, D., Coleman, R., Major, L.E. & Coe, R. (2013). The Sutton Trust - Education Endowment Foundation Teaching and Learning Toolkit. London, Education Endowment Foundation.
  • Wiggins, A., Barmby, P., Kokotsaki, D., Lyth, A. & Torgerson, C. (2009). City GATES evaluation Phase 1: Existing data analysis. CfBT.
  • Hallam, S., Castle, F., Rogers, L., Crech, A., Rhamie, J. & Kokotsaki, D. (2005). Research and Evaluation of the Behaviour Improvement Programme. Institute of Education.
  • Tymms, P., Albone, S., Barmby, P., Kokotsaki, D., Merrell, C. & Searle, J. (2005). The Performance of Newcastle Schools: Report 5 for the Commission. School of Education. Durham, Curriculum Evaluation and Management Centre.