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ERIC Number: EJ1016905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Strategic Approaches to Practice: An Action Research Project
Burwell, Kim; Shipton, Matthew
British Journal of Music Education, v30 n3 p329-345 Nov 2013
The importance of personal practice for instrumentalists and vocalists is well established among researchers, and axiomatic for practitioners. This paper reports on a phase of an action research project, investigating student approaches to personal practice. Following a preliminary questionnaire study, a residential clinic was conducted by practitioner-researchers for eight student participants. In a programme addressing practice, rehearsal and performance, students were introduced to and supported in the development of self-regulatory skills, through generic practice strategies and tools for time-management and self-evaluation. Data were collected through questionnaires, interviews, weblogs and practice schedules. Students' previous experience with learning about practice was characterised, and complemented by the exploration of a programme offering support for more strategic approaches, beyond the setting of individual lessons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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