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ERIC Number: EJ1020302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Repetitions and Contrasts: Using Essential Questions to Frame Unit Plans in General Music
Scott, Sheila
General Music Today, v27 n2 p22-29 Jan 2014
In this article, an approach to unit plans using essential questions is described within the context of general music education and illustrated in the unit "Repetition and Contrasts: Understanding Music Through Form." This unit is founded on the essential question: As musicians, how do we use form to organize and understand music? Learning guideposts provide direction and impetus for the essential questions on which the unit is founded. Learning guideposts detailed for this unit include content and materials, processes, culminating project/performance, and propensities. Summaries of lessons illustrate how the ideas presented in this framework transfer to daily instruction. Student assessment is embedded within lessons from multiple perspectives denoted as "assessment for learning," "assessment as learning," and "assessment of learning."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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