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Campayo-Muñoz, Emilia-Ángeles; Cabedo-Mas, Alberto – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
Developing emotional skills is one of the challenges that concern teachers and researchers in education, since these skills promote well-being and enhance cognitive performance. Music is an excellent tool with which to express emotions and for this reason music education should play a role in individuals' emotional development. This paper reviews…
Descriptors: Music Education, Emotional Response, Emotional Development, Skill Development
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Veloso, Ana Luisa – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
This study aims to provide new insights on the nature of the embodied and collaborative processes related to the emergence of new musical ideas that occur when children are composing in groups. Data was obtained by participant observation of the teacher/researcher and by ten videotaped one-hour musical sessions dedicated to the development of a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities
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Roberts, J. Christopher – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This study compared primary student preference for competitive and non-competitive singing games. Students in three intact classes of second graders (n = 65) and three classes of fourth graders (n = 67) at one school in the USA served as subjects. After playing a pair of games, one competitive and one non-competitive, over the course of five…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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Hallam, Susan; Creech, Andrea; McQueen, Hilary – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This research aimed to provide an account of the impact of the Musical Futures approach on the wider school community in Musical Futures "Champion Schools". Questionnaires were completed by 344 non-music teachers. Interviews were undertaken with members of senior management teams. The majority of staff indicated that Musical Futures had…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation, Questionnaires
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Davidson, Robert; Lupton, Mandy – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This paper critiques a traditional approach to music theory pedagogy. It argues that music theory courses should draw on pedagogies that reflect the diversity and pluralism inherent in 21st century music making. It presents the findings of an action research project investigating the experiences of undergraduate students undertaking an innovative…
Descriptors: Music Theory, Music, Music Education, Undergraduate Study
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Harrison, Scott; Grant, Catherine – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
Recent efforts to increase workplace readiness in university students have largely centred on undergraduates, with comparatively few strategies or studies focusing on higher research degree candidates. In the discipline of music, a wide diversity of possible career paths combined with rapidly changing career opportunities makes workplace readiness…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Music Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Online Surveys
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Haddon, Elizabeth – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This qualitative research examines the influence of learning Javanese gamelan on aspects of musicianship, attitudes and approaches relating to the learning and performance of Western instruments experienced by a sample of UK university music students. In addition to benefits to musicianship, students delineated positive developments in attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, College Students
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McPhail, Graham – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
The catalyst for this paper is the ongoing debate concerning formal and informal approaches to pedagogy within the music education literature. I utilise a chapter by Philpott (2010) as a means to continue discussion about the apparent dialectic between formal and informal approaches to music learning and the case Philpott raises for radical change…
Descriptors: Music Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History
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Roels, Johanna Maria; Van Petegem, Peter – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
Existing studies show the value of using visual expression as a means of teaching children to understand and create music. This study aspires to point out an additional valuable aspect, namely, the influence composing via visual expression--whereby children transform their own drawings--may have on children's subsequent compositional processes.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Freehand Drawing, Visual Stimuli
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Laes, Tuulikki; Schmidt, Patrick – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This study examines how interactions between policy, institutions and individuals that reinforce inclusive music education can be framed from an activist standpoint. Resonaari, one among many music schools in Finland, provides an illustrative case of rather uncommonly inclusive practices among students with special educational needs. By exploring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Activism, Inclusion
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Virkkula, Esa – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This article examines the sociocultural learning of popular and jazz music in communities of practice as part of secondary vocational music education in a Finnish conservatory. The research is based on performance workshops which were implemented as a joint effort between professional musicians and music students. These workshops are suggested as…
Descriptors: Music Education, Communities of Practice, Music, Popular Culture
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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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Cuadrado, Albina; Rusinek, Gabriel – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This is an analysis of how specialist music teachers sing and teach how to sing, based on data collected from six case studies carried out in Spanish primary schools. The study aimed at understanding classroom singing practices, and in particular the provision or absence of vocal instruction in relation with teachers' singing models. The findings…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Education, Case Studies, Elementary Education
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Muhonen, Sari – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
The study reported in this article investigates students' experiences (n = 41) of their primary school songcrafting, examining the potential to support creative agency within school music education programmes. Songcrafting refers to a collaborative composing practice in which everyone is considered to be a capable creator of melodies and lyrics,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Student Experience, Cooperative Learning, Creative Activities
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Costes-Onishi, Pamela – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
The objective of this study is to address the important questions raised in literature on the intersections between formal and informal learning. Specifically, this will be discussed within the concept of "productive dissonance" and the pedagogical tensions that arise in the effort of experienced teachers to transition from the formal to…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Experienced Teachers, Conventional Instruction, Music Education
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