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Savage, Jonathan; Fautley, Martin – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
This paper explores secondary school music teachers' current practice with regard to the organisation and assessment of composing at Key Stage 4. It draws on research undertaken on a nation-wide basis in England, via the use of two online surveys and face-to-face interviews. In terms of the organisation of classroom composition, the study found…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Foreign Countries, Music Teachers
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Fautley, Martin; Savage, Jonathan – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
This article reports the results of research into teachers' practices concerning the assessment of composing at Key Stage 3 in the National Curriculum for Music in England. It finds that many teachers are using NC levels for assessing individual pieces of work, a process for which they were never intended. It also finds that teachers find it…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Musical Composition, Music Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Fautley, Martin – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This study addresses the baseline assessment of pupil composing competencies at age 11+. It asks whether it might be possible for these to be evaluated by the use of a whole-class listening task. A rationale for this proposal is discussed. Results from a pilot study which administered an original audiated puzzle-task to a cohort of pupils,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Competency Based Education, Minimum Competency Testing, Knowledge Level