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White, John – London Review of Education, 2018
This article offers a philosophical critique of Michael Young's notion of 'powerful knowledge', as found largely in his own but also in others' writings since 2009. The first part of the article focuses on the definitional connection that Young makes between 'powerful knowledge' and systematic relationships between concepts. It argues that most of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Epistemology, Knowledge Level, Curriculum Development
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Crisp, Victoria – London Review of Education, 2017
This article discusses how comparability relates to current mainstream conceptions of validity, in the context of educational assessment. Relevant literature was used to consider the relationship between these concepts. The article concludes that, depending on the exact claims being made about the appropriate interpretations and uses of the…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Test Validity, Comparative Analysis, Scores
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Black, Pauline – London Review of Education, 2017
This paper examines what goes on in an improvising jazz combo in a secondary school in Scotland, where teaching follows Rogoff's three-stage sociocultural process, moving from an initial apprenticeship model through one of guided participation to one of participatory appropriation. Using a case study research design and interpretative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Music Activities, Musical Instruments
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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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Sarazin, Marc – London Review of Education, 2017
Many studies and accounts argue that collective music-making can contribute to building social cohesion and training social skills, and particularly that student interdependence in collective music education programmes can foster this. I argue that this implies two assumptions: first, that students mostly experience interdependence in music…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
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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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Gande, Andrea; Kruse-Weber, Silke – London Review of Education, 2017
In response to Europe's societal challenges, such as current issues about migration, the Institute of Music Education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz established Meet4Music (M4M), a low-threshold community music project. M4M is open to individuals from all sociocultural and musical backgrounds and ages, and provides them with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Higher Education, Community Programs
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Rodgers, Debra – London Review of Education, 2017
This paper seeks to highlight some of the key issues of the social stigma associated with mental health-related issues, to present examples of some existing anti-stigma concepts found within mental health literature and, in turn, to begin to suggest ways in which the personal and social experience of participation within community music activities…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Music Activities
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Cooper, Naomi – London Review of Education, 2017
The number of community choirs continues to grow, and literature endorsing the benefits of choral singing for physical, mental and emotional health and well-being is rapidly expanding, meaning that the professional development of community choral conductors is in the public interest. However, research on choral conductor education remains limited.…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Education, Musicians, Models
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Vitello, Sylvia; Williamson, Joanna – London Review of Education, 2017
The distinction between external assessment and internal assessment underpins a major reform to vocational qualifications underway in England. To be approved by the Department for Education, vocational qualifications must now include a minimum proportion of external assessment, regardless of subject. This paper discusses the nature and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Qualifications, Educational Change
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Johnson, Carol – London Review of Education, 2017
The development of educational technology has provided platforms for undergraduate music courses to take place in an online environment. While technology is available, this does not mean that all teaching staff are ready for the pedagogical change required to implement teaching online. A transformation of pedagogical practice (that is, to online…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Minors, Helen Julia; Burnard, Pamela; Wiffen, Charles; Shihabi, Zaina; van der Walt, J. Simon – London Review of Education, 2017
This article presents five case studies from within music in higher education programmes that collectively explore key questions concerning how we look at the challenges and trends, and the need for change to react to the recent higher education (HE) climate, through reference to teaching musicians the skills, knowledge and diverse career…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Case Studies, Higher Education
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Campbell, Tammy – London Review of Education, 2017
This paper tests the hypothesis that stream placement influences teacher judgements of pupils, thus investigating a route through which streaming by "ability" may contribute to inequalities. Regression modelling of data for 800+ 7-year-olds taking part in the Millennium Cohort Study examines whether teachers' reported perceptions of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Attitudes, Hypothesis Testing
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Hart, Adam – London Review of Education, 2017
This paper presents an ongoing project to develop a freeware resource for music composition in the primary classroom. The national curriculum for music at Key Stages 1 and 2 calls for students to "compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music", a challenging aim that demands significant guidance,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Musical Composition, National Curriculum, Music Education
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Lévesque, Stéphane – London Review of Education, 2017
This article presents the results of a study that analyses students' historical narratives of the nation in relation to historical consciousness and how their sense of self-identification with groups affects their narrative structure and orientation. This study was conducted with French Canadian students registered in two high schools (n = 58) and…
Descriptors: French Canadians, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives
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