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Dakon, Jacob M.; Cloete, Elene – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
In this qualitative case study, we used participant observation and interviews to examine Violet, a Flemish string youth orchestra. In doing so, we identify the qualities that constitute an 'eclectic' ensemble space, herein defined as a musical environment that uses a blend of informal and formal learning practices. Moreover, we emphasize how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Music Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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MacRitchie, Jennifer; Zicari, Massimo; Blom, Diana – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Limited consideration has been given to the challenges young composers and performers face when learning to communicate through notation in contemporary classical music, and the specific opportunities presented for peer learning. This article describes a project at a Swiss music conservatory in which two student composers wrote pieces for solo…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Classical Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Rodríguez-Sánchez, Andrea; Odena, Oscar; Cabedo-Mas, Alberto – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This article outlines the development of an appropriate research approach, including methods from diverse disciplines, for researching the Colombian state-funded social music programme Music for Reconciliation ("Música para la Reconciliación"). After outlining the Colombian context and the literature, a pilot with ten participants is…
Descriptors: Biographies, Music, Foreign Countries, Pilot Projects
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Lau, Wing Chi Margaret; Grieshaber, Susan – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
The implementation of a school-based integrated curriculum enables schools to plan a balanced, flexible and coherent curriculum in order to reduce subject specification, especially in kindergartens. Despite kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) being encouraged to integrate music content across subject areas, these…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Music, Music Education, Kindergarten
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Kokotsaki, Dimitra – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
Pupil voice research has been recognised in the last 15 years for its potential to re-shape the conditions of learning and help raise child engagement and standards of achievement. In music education, however, there still seems to exist a misalignment between the content of the curriculum and pupils' learning expectations and interests. The aim of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Student Educational Objectives
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Brook, Julia; Upitis, Rena; Varela, Wynnpaul – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to gain an in-depth understanding of how one classically trained musician adapted his pedagogical practices to accommodate the needs and interests of his students. A case-study methodology was employed to explore the perceptions and practices of this teacher, and data were collected over a two-year period through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
The aim of this research was to explore the impact of the adoption of the Musical Futures approach on the musical progression of students in Musical Futures' Champion schools. The research took place over three years in three phases with 733 students and 28 music teachers completing questionnaires. Data from the interviews with 39 staff and focus…
Descriptors: Music Education, Informal Education, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Yang, Yang; Welch, Graham – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
Recent literature suggests that traditional approaches in folk music education are not necessarily compatible with the pedagogical conventions of formal music education. Whilst several recent studies have tended to define these non-classical-music learning contexts as "informal", the practice of folk music that was recently introduced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Case Studies, Folk Culture
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Bjerstedt, Sven – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
Theoretical approaches to learning in practice-based jazz improvisation contexts include situated learning and ecological perspectives. This article focuses on how interest-driven, self-sustaining jazz learning activities can be matched against the concepts of stolen knowledge (Brown & Duguid, 1996) and landscape of learning (Bjerstedt, 2014).…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Creative Activities, Music Activities
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Bhebhe, Sithulisiwe; Runhare, Tawanda; Monobe, Ratau John – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study sought to examine the quality of teaching practice (TP) mentoring in the teaching of music at primary school level through the distance mode of training at one college of education in Zimbabwe. The study examined the experiences and perceptions of lecturers and student teachers on TP mentoring in music within the context of a distance…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Teacher Education, Student Teachers
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Ehrlin, Anna – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This study uses observations and interviews to investigate how the leadership at three Swedish preschools in Sweden has impacted the didactic choices made. Two of these preschools use music as a tool for stimulating language and social development, while the third preschool serves as a comparison. The inspiration that the leadership has brought to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Instructional Leadership, Music
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Teague, Adele; Smith, Gareth Dylan – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
Musicians are acknowledged to lead complex working lives, often characterised as portfolio careers. The higher music education research literature has tended to focus on preparing students for rich working lives and multiple identity realisations across potential roles. Extant literature does not address the area of work-life balance, which this…
Descriptors: Musicians, Family Work Relationship, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Carey, Gemma; Grant, Catherine – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This paper explores teachers' and students' perceptions of one-to-one pedagogy, in the context of tertiary vocal and instrumental tuition. Teachers and students at one Australian conservatoire participated in interviews and focus groups that explored their experiences and perceptions on the nature, value, effectiveness and challenges of one-to-one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Cain, Melissa – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
The binary opposition between "own music" and "other's music" is the "result of deep conditioning" (Drummond, 2010, p. 118) and is almost impossible to overcome. By exploring the underlying constructs that influence students' and teachers' perceptions of minority cultures and their musics, this paper explores the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Einarsdottir, Sigrun Lilja – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how amateur choral singers experience collective group support as a method of learning "art music" choral work. Findings are derived from a grounded-theory based, socio-musical case study of an amateur "art music" Bach Choir, in the process of rehearsing and performing the Mass in B…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Activities, Music Education, Grounded Theory
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