ERIC Number: ED031783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Integration of the Systems Approach and Electronic Technology in Learning and Teaching Music. Report on Federal Project #1309.
Knuth, Alice M.
To determine the use of technology in elementary school music instruction, a research project was conducted with 19 third and 24 fifth grade students and 24 college music education students, testing (1) music learning system with behavioral objectives, instructional specifications, and data analysis; and (2) an electronic keyboard instrument, designed for music instruction in a group setting, with individual learner feedback and instruction. The tested instrument, the Conntone Music Learning facility, utilizes headphones, has individual student call buttons, provides sustained keyboard tone and perfect pitch of all tones on all keyboards, and permits a shift to classroom ensemble use for as many as 24 students at a time. Findings of the study included a limited number of significantly positive Spearman rank order correlations for both the third and fifth grade classes, including gain score with posttest and pretest with posttest scores. Project results included entrance into the school's instrumental music program by the majority of children participating in the project and the initiation at San Francisco State College of a teacher training program in keyboard and music fundamentals, utilizing the electronic music learning system. Descriptions of the learning system and the demonstration film are appended. (JK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Frederick Burk Foundation for Education, San Francisco, CA.