ERIC Number: ED052619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Individualized Approach to Music For the Non-Music Major.
Diamond, Robert M.; And Others
The entire course of study in the one-semester music appreciation course intended for the non-music major was redesigned, using a systems approach, to meet a series of pre-stated instructional objectives and to be sensitive to the individual differences of students. To permit maximum flexibility and individualization, the course consisted of a series of well defined, self-contained instructional units, grouped homogeneously into modules. The four basic modules, each of approximately three and one-half weeks in length, covered prerequisites, instrumental forms, vocal forms, and current popular music forms. A wide variety of resources, both human and material, were used, including the learning laboratory, a dial access system, text books, tape slide sequences, videotapes, programed texts with audio, audio units, multi-screen presentation, a student manual, student and faculty performers, and media specialists. An evaluation of the course showed that it was well-liked by students, efficient in both student and faculty time and space utilization, and effective in overcoming the differences between students without any musical background and thus with training in music. The phases of course development, testing, and evaluation are described. Selected pages from the student manual, course revisions, and related results are presented. (JY)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Behavioral Objectives, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Dial Access Information Systems, Films, Learning Laboratories, Multimedia Instruction, Music Education, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Slides, Student Attitudes, Systems Approach, Textbooks, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State Univ. of New York, Albany.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Fredonia. Coll. at Fredonia.
Note: Portions of paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Philadelphia, Pa., March 22-26, 1971)