ERIC Number: ED274575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Overhead Projection and Chalkboard in Teaching Music Notation.
A research project was designed to test two hypotheses concerning the teaching of music notation: (1) the overhead projector would prove superior to the chalkboard as a teaching aid; and (2) the use of the overhead projector would cause students to retain knowledge better and score higher on standardized music tests. The study involved 93 students from 4 fourth grade classes in a suburban school in New Jersey. Two classes comprised the experimental group which was taught music notation fundamentals using an overhead projector. The other two classes, which formed the control group, were taught the same music fundamentals using a chalkboard. Prior to the 5-week instruction period, a survey of music in the home and musical preferences was conducted and a pretest on music notation fundamentals was given. Posttests on music notation fundamentals were given at the end of the instructional period. Data analysis indicated that those taught using a chalkboard showed greater improvement and better performance on tests than those taught using an overhead projector, contradicting both hypotheses. (BZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research report for master's degree, William Paterson College, New Jersey.