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Round, Ruth; McPhail, Graham – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2019
Recent developments in the sociology of education highlight the importance of the school as a site for the transformation of students' everyday knowledge into a more ordered and systemised form that provides the means for the development of creative conceptual higher order thinking. However, in recent times there has been a shift towards a…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction
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Hendricks, Karin S. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2013
Out of the mouth of babes (and even more nonverbal) has come perhaps the wisest music teacher education I have ever received. In this narrative I share my foibles as a young, over-confident, and naive music instructor who, through a great amount of error, eventually learned the value of letting a child lead his own music learning. Throughout this…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Personal Narratives
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Wiggins, Jackie – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2011
This paper tells the story of a researcher's analysis process that became a journey to an unfamiliar place and, ultimately, to a new way of conceiving analysis and a new way of seeing--at least, new to the author as researcher. The study was an analysis of interview data gleaned from a series of conversations about what it is to be a musician. She…
Descriptors: Poetry, Inquiry, Evaluation Methods, Musicians
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Heyning, Lyndell – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2011
When teachers become more confident and competent in relation to singing, then they are more likely to use singing and to use it successfully. Teachers are expected to gain such skills in pre-service teacher education, to enhance their capability in teaching music, so that singing can be utilised and supported in schools. Confidence is definitely…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Music Education, Singing, Pilot Projects
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Greher, Gena R.; Hillier, Ashleigh; Dougherty, Margaret; Poto, Nataliya – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2010
Service provision for adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is lacking, particularly post high school. We report on a music intervention program, outline our program model, and report some initial pilot data evaluating the program outcomes. We also discuss implications for undergraduate and graduate students who were…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adolescents, Intervention, Music Activities
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Baxter, Marsha – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2010
How might songs, like John Lennon's "Imagine" or Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the wind", offer ways to explore alternative ways of being in the world, to challenge the status quo? How might these songs become springboards for original pieces that capture students' ideas about world issues? In this article, I observe what happens…
Descriptors: Musicians, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Social Justice
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Blair, Deborah V. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2009
In a music education graduate class addressing teaching and learning strategies for learners with special needs, teachers were invited to consider the experience of the children in their music classrooms. Using narrative to enter into the learner's experience of school, teachers confronted their own perspectives and reconsidered those of their…
Descriptors: Music Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Graduate Study, Music Teachers
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Brown, Andrew R. – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2007
This paper discusses how software development can be used as a method for music education research. It explains how software development can externalize ideas, stimulate action and reflection, and provide evidence to support the educative value of new software-based experiences. Parallels between the interactive software development process and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Educational Research, Action Research
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Cosenza, Glenda – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2005
This article makes the case that authentic music learning need not be sacrificed nor compromised in any way when the music teacher designs and teaches curricula and units of study that integrate music learning with learning in other academic subjects, including other fine and performing arts subjects. The author argues that music teachers may…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Music Education, Music Teachers, Instructional Design
Leong, Samuel – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2005
This article describes a school-wide arts education project that incorporates an interdisciplinary approach involving an Australian university, the Singapore Ministry of Education, the Singapore National Arts Council, a community music association, and a local primary school. The Project engages young school children with Nanyin music, an ancient…
Descriptors: Music Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Musicians, Foreign Countries
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Savage, Jonathan – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2005
This article investigates a potential way ahead for music education in the 21st century. Drawing on material from the case study of a Manchester-based composer in northern England, it argues that those within formal education should examine more carefully the musical values and practices of artists and composers working with…
Descriptors: Music Education, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology, Case Studies