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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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Colombo, Barbara; Antonietti, Alessandro – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
The positive role of metacognition in music learning and practice is well assessed, but the role of musicians' metacognitive skills in such a context is not yet clear. Teachers often state that they apply a metacognitive approach during their lessons, but students fail to acknowledge it and report that they become metacognitive learners thanks to…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Music Education, Music Activities, Case Studies
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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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Mok, Annie O. – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
This study investigates how a class of university music students who engaged in a "lived" experience of informal learning adopted methods and strategies to complete a self-learning "aural copying" performance assignment in a musicianship class in Hong Kong. Data were collected from observations of the performances and the…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Music Education, College Students, Learning Strategies
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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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Bell, Adam Patrick – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
The guitar has a high value in cultural capital and we are immersed in a culture in which the guitar is the predominant vehicle of music-making. Given the guitar's mass popularity, it follows that the guitar-learning community is vast and diverse. Subscribing to the social model of disability, I problematise the guitar as being disabled and…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Disabilities, Case Studies
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Mok, Annie O. – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
Learning-practices of popular musicians are a prominent theme in Western music education literature; however, there appears to be a shortage of such literature in Asian countries. With the aim of comparing East and West, a qualitative study was conducted to investigate the learning-practices and involvement in music of Hong Kong popular musicians.…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music Education, Asian Culture, Western Civilization
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Stowell, Dan; Dixon, Simon – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
Technologies such as YouTube, mobile phones and MP3 players are increasingly integrated into secondary school music in the UK. At the same time, the gap between formal and informal music learning is being bridged by the incorporation of students' preferred music into class activities. We conducted an ethnographic study in two secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Technology Integration, Music Education, Influence of Technology
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Ashley, Martin R. – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
Work such as that of John Cooksey on boys' changing voices has influenced choral practice in the USA and in certain UK youth choirs, but has hitherto had little impact in UK schools where many teachers continue to believe that boys' voices "break". Different practices are found across the independent and maintained sectors of secondary…
Descriptors: Singing, Males, Music Activities, Foreign Countries
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Creech, Andrea – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
This paper explores patterns of interpersonal behaviour amongst teachers and pupils during one-to-one instrumental lessons. It was hypothesised that these patterns might differ in systematic ways, according to an existing model of six interaction "types" developed within a systems theory perspective and based on measures of interpersonal control…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Teacher Student Relationship, Music Teachers
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Lamont, Alexandra; Daubney, Alison; Spruce, Gary – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
Within the context of British initiatives in music education such as the Wider Opportunities programme in England and the recommendations of the Music Manifesto emphasising the importance of singing in primary schools, the current paper explores examples of good practice in whole-class vocal tuition. The research included seven different primary…
Descriptors: Music Education, Singing, Musicians, Foreign Countries
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Robinson, Tim – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
This article explores the relationship between how popular musicians learn and how they subsequently teach, and considers the extent to which they incorporate their own informal learning practices into their work as teachers. A group of eight UK teachers was recruited and data collection, involving interviews and lesson observations, took place…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Music Teachers, Informal Education
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Wise, Stuart; Greenwood, Janinka; Davis, Niki – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
The music industry in the 21st century uses digital technology in a wide range of applications including performance, composition and in recording and publishing. Much of this digital technology is freely available via downloads from the internet, as part of software included with computers when they are purchased and via applications that are…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Music Activities, Foreign Countries
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Zhukov, Katie – British Journal of Music Education, 2008
This observational study analysed the lesson content of 24 instrumental lessons (piano, strings and winds) using a gender-balanced sample (equal numbers of male/female teachers and students) from five Australian higher education institutions to ascertain the priorities of topics in advanced applied music lessons in the Western Classical tradition.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Observation, Lesson Plans
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Cheng, Evangeline Kai-Wen; Durrant, Colin – British Journal of Music Education, 2007
This study aims to explore and investigate the factors that contribute to effective instrumental teaching and to understand the interdependence and interactions between these factors. The study obtained data using qualitative research tools from a series of individual and group instrumental teaching observations and a semi-structured interview…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Instructional Effectiveness
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