ERIC Number: EJ1049413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Can an Online Tool Support Contemporary Independent Music Teaching and Learning?
Brook, Julia; Upitis, Rena
Music Education Research, v17 n1 p34-47 2015
The body of research examining deliberate practice and self-regulation in musical instruction has grown extensively over the past several decades, while at the same time many practices in the independent music studio remain unchanged and/or under-researched. Compelling evidence indicates that students with high levels of self-regulation experience deep fulfilment as musicians. But in order to develop these self-regulatory behaviours, students need guidance as they learn to set goals and monitor, and reflect on, their progress. The research reported here describes how a web-based electronic portfolio, called iSCORE, served to enhance the experiences of students and teachers and to help students become more self-regulated. The results demonstrated that the tool supported learning by helping students articulate their goals more clearly and by making it easier to receive guidance from their teachers between lessons.
Descriptors: Music Education, Web Sites, Portfolios (Background Materials), Educational Technology, Self Management, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Drills (Practice), Case Studies, Phenomenology, Surveys, Observation, Semi Structured Interviews, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: Canada