Astrid Patricia Marin Jimenez

Laval University, Canada

Astrid Patricia Marin Jimenez

Laval University, Canada

Biography

Astrid Patrica Marin Jimenez has worked as a violin teacher since 2009. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD studies in music education at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. Her doctoral project, funded by the FRQNT-Québec (Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies) and Mitacs Globalink Graduate fellowship, aims to study the effects that the co-creation of music learning games with young students has on their engagement in musical learning and their creativity. Astrid is also a member of the students’ team at the research laboratory LaRFADI (Laboratoire de Recherche en Formation Auditive et Didactique instrumentale), where she develops her doctoral project and participates as a research assistant in multiple projects related with studying music students’ engagement and creativity in an out-of-school context. Since 2017, Astrid hosts and coordinates “L’Université des jeux(nes) musiciens” (University of young music players/gamers) a 2-week summer camp, co-developed with Francis Dubé, where young music students not only create their own music learning games but also test them with beginner music students. As a violin teacher and music education researcher, she fosters the integration of playful and creative teaching strategies that will engage the 21st century’s generation of music learners.