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Holmes, Sylwia; Hallam, Susan – London Review of Education, 2017
Music psychologists have established that some forms of musical activity improve intellectual performance, spatial-temporal reasoning and other skills advantageous for learning. In this research, the potential of active music-making for improving pupils' achievement in spatial- temporal reasoning was investigated. As spatial-temporal skills are…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design, Young Children
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Hallam, Susan – London Review of Education, 2017
This paper provides a synthesis of research on the relationship between music and language, drawing on evidence from neuroscience, psychology, sociology and education. It sets out why it has become necessary to justify the role of music in the school curriculum and summarizes the different methodologies adopted by researchers in the field. It…
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Language Skills, Music Activities, Literature Reviews
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Creech, Andrea; Hallam, Susan – London Review of Education, 2015
The principal aim of this paper is to address the question of whether and how professional practice within an informal teaching and learning context (music) may be understood through a critical-geragogy lens. Secondly, we consider whether critical geragogy has relevance to and potential applications for enhancing practice among facilitators of…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Music Education, Community Programs, Facilitators (Individuals)