ERIC Number: ED438296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
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A Standardised Method for Investigating Learning in Music Therapy. Occasional Paper Number 11.
Langan, Dianne; Athanasou, James A.
This paper outlines a method for professional assessment of music therapy students' learning and recall. The purpose of the assessment is to examine the Model of Domain Learning (P. Alexander, 1997) within an Australian context and to provide a professional assessment for application within music therapy education. Despite the music therapy specific content, the assessment is applicable to students of other disciplines. It is also applicable to students for the purpose of investigating learning in terms of subject domain, recall, and interests. The assessment examines learners' individual recall abilities against their strategy use and interests. Within the Model of Domain Learning, three longer-term experience-based states are proposed: acclimation, competence, and expertise. Each of these stages is further divided into short-term stages. The assessment contains a domain knowledge test based on the music therapy postgraduate class, an individual interest measure, and a recall test. The assessment used in the study is attached. (Contains 12 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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